January 2022 Newsletter
From the Department Head
Preparing our January newsletter is a favorite of mine as it spurs us to look at the accomplishments of Virginia Tech’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics during the past year while looking forward to the coming year.
BEAM’s broad expertise in biomedical engineering, foundational mechanics, and sciences guides how we approach our academic programs, research, teaching, and service to solve significant health and technological challenges. We pursue cutting edge research and strategic partnerships, and educate students to think critically, and ethical innovators and leaders.
Class of 2021: Engineering graduate ready to launch thanks to applied learning Engineering Science and Mechanics major, Dec 2021
Alumnus Yeh-Hung Lai ‘94 turned to adhesive and sealant science professor David Dillard, his former research mentor in biomedical engineering and mechanics, and the skills he built as a graduate student at Virginia Tech to solve problems in the field.
Join BEAM's Industry Partner Program (IPP)
Are you ready to help us prepare the next generation of biomedical engineers? Virginia Tech's new undergraduate program is seeking professional and industry mentors and sponsors for the following areas:
Academic advisory group members
Industry Speakers Bureau appointments
Senior design project sponsors
Co-op and internship position providers
Collaborative research projects with faculty and students
Gifts help our students
- $10 provides the academic cell engineering lab with two safety goggles.
- $50 can provide small supplies for an experiment.
- $100 can provide 3D printing materials for new student designs.
- $250 covers the student registration fee for a national conference.
- $1,000 funds a hands-on lab experience.