Business: Is Corporate America Trying to Drive a Message Home to Academia?

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?

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Biomedical Engineer: Senior Engineering Position Requiring Solid Core in Traditional Engineering

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

Biomedical Engineering Programs (Schools, Colleges) Reporting Between 40 and 49% Women In Their 2007 Graduating Class

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

Biomedical Engineering Programs Reporting 50% or More Women in the 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

Recent Declining Medical School Acceptance Rates for Biomedical Engineers

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