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Over seventy prospective students and their guests attended the Department of Bioengineering‘s Fall 2013 Open House on Friday, November 8. The open agenda included a welcome and introduction from the Chair, Dr. Robin Shandas; campus tours; information sessions; and a research fair where attendees had an opportunity to experience, first-hand, what it’s like to be involved in Bioengineering research. CU Denver’s undergraduate and graduate programs are currently accepting applications. Prospective undergraduates are encouraged to visit the CU Denver’s Office of Admissions for more information regarding freshman and transfer admissions. Prospective graduate students should visit the Department of Bioengineering’s website regarding next steps.
The Department of Bioengineering‘s Dr. Richard Weir presented to approximately 450 high school students at The Colorado-Wyoming Junior Academy of Science Health Science Seminar at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Many of the students had boarded school buses before dawn to make the five-hour trip to Aurora. But the trip was well worth it. Weir’s presentation not only introduced students to his research in Neural Engineering, Biomechatronics and Rehabilitation, but he also discussed the future of Bioengineering as a whole. The audience seemed fascinated by Weir’s cutting-edge research, asking questions about next steps and anticipated results.
This past week, undergraduates in the Department of Bioengineering met faculty members, Dr. Richard Weir and Dr. Kendall Hunter during the new Bioengineering Undergraduate Lunch and Learn Series. The four-part Undergraduate event was designed to provide pre-bioengineers a snapshot of the exciting research opportunities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and to further spark their interest in the field. Students not only had a chance to hear about recent developments in Dr. Weir and Dr. Hunter’s labs but they spoke with the faculty about their academic journeys and what brought them to Bioengineering at CU Denver. Dr. Cathy Bodine and Dr. Richard Benninger will visit with students later this month.