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Giving

Thank you for considering giving a gift to the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Your support of the department can create academic and research opportunities for students and faculty and have a profound effect on human health and well-being.

Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department Funds

Your contribution to one of the following BME funds will have immediate impact on the mission of the BME department.

You may also want to consider becoming a member of the George Eastman Circle and directing your contribution to one of the BME department funds.

BME Undergraduate Program Fund

The BME Undergraduate Program Fund supports activities associated with the BME undergraduate program, including student awards and scholarships, undergraduate student research projects, travel for undergraduate students to attend scientific conferences, senior design projects, the UR BMES Student Chapter, undergraduate teaching laboratories, undergraduate curriculum development, broadening participation in BME, and new initiatives in undergraduate education.

BME Graduate Programs Fund

The BME Graduate Programs Fund supports activities associated with BME doctoral and master’s programs, including awards and scholarships, support for student research projects, graduate student professional development activities, travel for graduate students to attend scientific conferences, graduate curriculum development, broadening participation in BME, and new initiatives in graduate education.

BME Research and Innovation Fund

The BME Research and Innovation Fund supports activities associated with advancing BME research and innovation, including pilot funds for new research initiatives, shared instrumentation and core research labs, industry engagement with BME research, and support for innovative design projects and clinical translation.

Transformational Impact

Your support can have a transformational impact on our BME department and a profound effect on human health. Please consider any of the following opportunities.

Student Scholarships

Scholarships enable BME undergraduate and graduate students to achieve their greatest potential at the University of Rochester. Scholarships remove financial barriers, ensuring educational opportunities for our diverse and talented student body. Graduate student fellowships accelerate the growth of our BME doctoral program.

Endowed Professorships

The success and stature of our BME department is directly attributable to the highest caliber of our faculty. Endowed professorships enable us to expand and strengthen our department by attracting world-class leaders in BME research and education to our faculty.

Research and Innovation Centers

Multidisciplinary collaboration is at the core of advances in research and innovation in BME. Research centers that bring together faculty, students, and other collaborators provide a rich environment for sparking scientific breakthroughs and fostering student training. Your support for the development of new centers of excellence can have a transformational impact on our BME department.

Industry Partnerships

Partnerships with industry provide exciting opportunities for student training and research initiatives. Industrial partnerships with our BME department can include support for joint research initiatives, enhancement of research infrastructure, student internships and fellowships, and other opportunities.

Core Facilities

Help us stay on the leading-edge of the field of biomedical engineering by ensuring that our core research laboratories and education facilities are state-of-the-art. Expanding the capabilities of our BME core facilities in microscopy, mechanical testing, imaging, fabrication, and cell culture enables us to train our students to the highest standards and lead new innovations in biomedical engineering research.

Research and Entrepreneurial Seed Funds

BME faculty and students thrive on invention and innovation! Research and Entrepreneurial Seed Funds enable our students and faculty to forge new discoveries, advance their ideas into practice, and close the gap between prototype and clinical translation.

Contact

To learn more about opportunities for impact on the University of Rochester Department of Biomedical Engineering, please contact department chair Diane Dalecki at dalecki@bme.rochester.edu or associate director of advancement Derek Swanson at derek.swanson@rochester.edu (585-273-1341).