BME 4960

BME 4960

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course, which focuses each year on a selected topic or theme within biomedical engineering, is designed to bring together a broad range of students in an experience learning opportunity that culminates in a weekend HealthTech hackathon. Extending over the first 4-6 weeks of the semester, students will form diverse teams with business students, engineers, computational biologists, and others to create solutions, products, or services around the current year's topic. Teams will develop solutions to real-world problems (e.g. halting the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria), receiving feedback from mentors and performing initial analyses to assess both the potential and limitations of their solution. Prior to the hackathon weekend, the course will meet to discuss and reflect on preparatory reading, and to participate in skillbuilding sessions on scientific communication and effective teamwork. Following the event, students will synthesize their efforts into a final team report, further honing their scientific communication through problem statements and business plan development. Details of the topic for each year can be found at

When Offered Spring.

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 14565 BME 4960   LEC 001

    • R Upson Hall 146
    • Jan 22 - Mar 9, 2019
    • Brito, I