Our Faculty, Staff & Students

Contact Us

Krenicki Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair

Dr. Ki Chon
Phone: (860) 486-4767
Email: kchon@engr.uconn.edu

Staff

Lisa Ephraim
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Phone: (860) 486-0163
E-mail: lisae@engr.uconn.edu

Jennifer Desrosiers
Financial Assistant II
Phone: (860) 486-0116
E-mail: jennd@engr.uconn.edu

Amanda Sierpinski
Financial Assistant II (Grants and Contracts) 
Phone: (860) 486-3869
E-mail: ams13020@engr.uconn.edu

 

Main Office Address

Biomedical Engineering Department
A.B. Bronwell Building, Room 217
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Phone: (860) 486-5838
Fax: (860) 486-2500

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities at UConn/UCHC

IMG_2138 Undergraduate students in the Biomedical Engineering program enjoy a unique opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research with UConn faculty in a laboratory setting. Students may contact individual faculty members directly to learn more about their specific research programs. If mutual interest exists, students are integrated into the research as a lab group member. This lab experience allows students to pursue research within a specific field of interest, gain experience using lab equipment, learn valuable data collection and analysis techniques, and increase networking opportunities. While many BME faculty welcome undergraduate students in their labs, the availability of opportunities is contingent on the number of undergraduates already working in labs and the status of the research projects. Some faculty projects entail funding that permits undergraduate students to be paid, while other projects may not translate into paid undergraduate lab positions. Nonetheless, in many cases faculty whose research funding does not afford paid positions for undergraduates may still welcome undergraduates in the lab, provided research positions are available. For a list of Core and Affiliated BME faculty, go to www.bme.uconn.edu. For more information about other research opportunities, go to the Office of Undergraduate Research website at http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/.

BME Independent Study Guidelines

Independent studies are designed to allow students to pursue topics not offered through a traditional course. Independent studies may involve laboratory or research based work in which the student pursues and tackles a research problem with a faculty sponsor. Alternately, students can also pursue a problem based independent study, in which they are assigned weekly readings and do problem solving on a specific topic, analogous to a conventional class. All independent studies should have well defined requirements and measurable outcomes that serve as the basis for grading. The independent study may include any of the following:

  • A written report (minimum 5000 words, excluding references).
  • Graded problem sets.
  • Tangibles (such as device prototype, computer program, etc.).
  • Exams.

The exact content of the independent study and grading requirements should be agreed upon with the faculty sponsor prior to the commencement of the class. Students must complete an Independent Study Authorization form located on the Registrar’s website under Forms, Registration. The BME Independent Study catalog number is BME 4999. Each faculty sponsor will have a unique section listed each term.

Research Opportunities at other Institutions

National Science Foundation, list of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=10006