Biomedical Engineering +Live
Enjoy all the features of our Biomedical Engineering course plus live sessions on select weekdays. These structured online events will include:
Guest speakers: Subject-matter experts and professors
Course mentors: Students and alumni who know the field
Interactive events: Engage with classmates from around the world
*Live sessions are subject to change.
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Sample +Live Schedule from Prior Year
Select a session from multiple time slots to learn more about what you can expect from the course.
During this session, you’ll learn about Rochester's admissions process as well as the careers available in biomedical engineering. Featured guests include Patrick O'Neill from the University of Rochester's admissions team, who will answer questions and provide you with his unique insights.
Guest speaker(s): Patrick O'Neill joined the University of Rochester Admissions Office in 2007, where he currently leads the team responsible for the University’s recruitment, outreach, and application review efforts for all of Upstate New York. He is a former member of the Executive Board of the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling and a Posse Foundation mentor. He received his B.A. from SUNY Geneseo, and he earned an M.S. and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester.
Get an introduction to the design workshop process by practicing two important steps in the process: (1) designing your problem statement and (2) determining the metrics you'll use to measure its success. You'll work with other students in the course to brainstorm ideas and explore the beginning stages of solving a medical problem with technology.
Does your heart rate change as you breathe in and out? Join Dr. Scott Seidman as we perform an experiment to test this hypothesis. We'll explore the relationship between breathing and heart rate as you take deep breaths and discuss how this relationship can be used in biomedical engineering.
Meet Dr. Michael Giacomelli and learn about his work, specifically on finding a faster way to detect skin cancer. He will discuss his approach what he has engineered to solve this problem. In addition to his research, he'll walk you through his education path and share advice for students interested in joining the field of biomedical engineering.
- Dr. Scott Seidman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester
- Dr. Michael Giacomelli, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester. He's recently been selected as one of Popular Science's Brilliant 10 (a list of the most innovative up-and-coming scientists). He also received his PhD from Duke University and has worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Research Lab of Electronics.
How fast are your nerves working? How do doctors ensure they're not damaging nerves during surgeries? Do different nerves have different velocities? In this session, you'll get answers to these questions, explore how nerve signals are measured, learn how to identify these signals through data, and discuss what this means for a biomedical engineer.
Wrap up your course with Dr. Scott Seidman as he discusses the future of biomedical engineering. Together, you'll learn what new areas of concentration are up and coming, how these topics get funded, and why funding goes to certain topics and not others.