New Video - BioEngineering Graduate Program at Georgia Tech

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A new video has been launched for the BioEngineering Graduate program at Georgia Tech. The video showcases BioEngineering program faculty and students from different schools and departments at Georgia Tech and Emory University and highlights the diversity of research projects available within the program. The theme of the video, "BioE is the degree for me!" emphasizes the creativity and flexibility of the program.

"The program has never had marketing support before," stated Megan McDevitt, director of communications and marketing for the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. "This program is one of Georgia Tech's best kept secrets, and I look forward to telling the program's story through various communication channels."

The Georgia Tech Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program was established in 1992. Although created twenty years ago, the program reflects Georgia Tech's strategic vision as it blends traditional academic colleges and units and allows students from very different backgrounds to chart their own path by integrating engineering with life sciences.

Graduate students choose a "home school/department" in any one of the four Georgia Tech colleges, however, through the support of the BioEngineering Graduate program, they can then choose to take classes in almost any relevant subject and conduct research with any one of the over 90 participating faculty. This allows tremendous diversity and flexibility for classes, research topics and faculty advisors which literally translates into the student creating their perfect path.

"Gone are the days of traditional, prescribed graduate studies. Students need the flexibility to create their own program," said Andres Garcia, PhD, director of the program. "If a student comes from a strong engineering background, they can tailor their coursework towards the basic sciences, if they have a strong science background, they can dive into the engineering. The BioEngineering Program also provides the flexibility to do cross-disciplinary training across engineering sub-fields. It is completely up to them."

Over 185 students have graduated from the program working with faculty from the Colleges of Engineering, Computing, Sciences, and Architecture as well as Emory University School of Medicine. The program welcomes its newest class of 21 graduate students.