The academic community appears is getting increased attention from Corporate America. In 2008 a large technically focused business and a respected business magazine have both made an effort to make a statement to academia about what they value. In 2008 Boeing distributed its ranking and critiques of 150 engineering departments based on the performance of … Continue reading Business: Is Corporate America Trying to Drive a Message Home to Academia?
I have suggested a number of times on this blog that biomedical engineering programs need to increase the level of traditional engineering content. Here is an anecdotal example of a corporation asking for this type of experience for a senior Principal Research Engineer position. Whoever created the description had been told or had decided that … Continue reading Biomedical Engineer: Senior Engineering Position Requiring Solid Core in Traditional Engineering
The Biomedical Engineering programs ( schools, colleges ) attract a higher proportion of women than any other engineering program. I thought it would be interesting to show just how high the proportion is in some programs. I am not aware of any explanation. My guess is that the opportunity to contribute to the health of … Continue reading Biomedical Engineering Programs (Schools, Colleges) Reporting Between 40 and 49% Women In Their 2007 Graduating Class
The Biomedical Engineering programs attract a higher proportion of women than any other engineering program. I thought it would be interesting to show just how high the proportion is in some programs. I am not aware of any explanation. My guess is that the opportunity to contribute to the health of the community may be … Continue reading Biomedical Engineering Programs Reporting 50% or More Women in the 2007 Graduating Class
During my research into the impact that premed was having on biomedical engineering undergraduate programs I asked for and received historical matriculation data from the AAMC last year. As far as I know I am the only one they have released this information to recently. There apparently is some controversy about providing medical school acceptance … Continue reading Recent Declining Medical School Acceptance Rates for Biomedical Engineers