BEAM graduate student explains her research findings to an onlooker during a presentation

A collaborative culture meets transdisciplinary research

BEAM graduate students participate in and contribute to a rich academic community with a hands-on, innovative focus. We’re preparing global leaders in emerging fields who are prepared to solve the next generation of engineering problems. 

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Katrina Colucci-Chang

Graduate degree offerings

We offer comprehensive graduate programs in two distinct areas.

Research opportunities

Immersive research is a hallmark of all BEAM graduate programs, both in biomedical engineering and engineering mechanics. Explore all 11 of the department's distinct research programs here.

BEAM graduate students making waves in research

Important BEAM Graduate Program Contacts

Amanda Covey, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Coordinator
(540) 231-8789

Jessica Grimes, Engineering Mechanics Graduate Coordinator 
(540) 231-0752