Links and Resources

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations provide a wide range of resources for planning and navigating a career in medical and biological engineering. They can help you develop research collaborations and allow you to maintain your professional network by attending and presenting at conferences. Professional organizations also keep you informed of the latest research and technologies impacting the field. They may also provide opportunities such as grants and fellowships to advance your career.

Resources for Middle School and High School Students

Curiosity Machine

A collection of exciting and challenging experiments and projects designed for students interested in engineering.

DiscoverE

Sustaining and growing a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration, and volunteerism.

eGFI (Engineering, Go For It!)

Meet engineering students and get information about engineering on the job, led by the American Society for Engineering Education.

EngineerGirl

Bringing national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. 

An Engineering Education Makes a World of Difference

Highlighting role models who have used an engineering education to innovate products, processes, and services that improve human health, welfare, and happiness. 

Engineer Your Life

A national campaign designed to encourage college bound girls to explore engineering.

FabFems

Allowing girls to expand their career options, dispel stereotypes and spark their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math.

GoGrad.org

As the gender gap begins to decrease in these fields, however, organizations are recruiting women for STEM positions more than ever before. Learn more about STEM graduate degree programs, scholarships and career options.

iONFUTURE

Explore science, technology, engineering, and math careers and find the ones that best fits your interests.

Kids.gov

Linking kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids K-8.

NACME Middle and High School Resources

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) has created a number of materials to help you explore everything you need to know about engineering. 

MentorNet

Matching thousands of students in engineering and science on hundreds of campuses to mentors in the professions for one-on-one guided relationships.

Mosa Mack: Science Detective

A series of short, animated science mysteries designed to inspire 4th – 8th graders.

STEM Opportunities for Women and Minorities

As advances within STEM fields continue to reshape and inform the daily lives of millions of people, jobs in the industry are expanding at a rapid rate.

TechnologyEducation.org

TechnologyEducation.org is an online directory of technology and computer education and careers.

Tomorrow’s Engineer

Resources about the amazing careers available in engineering led by EngineeringUK and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

TryScience

Featuring interactive content including guided experiments, virtual field trips, links to live webcams, and other activities from more than 400 science and technology centers worldwide.

USA Science and Engineering Festival

Re-invigorating the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational and entertaining science festival in the United States.

Resources for Undergraduate Students and Beyond

American Society for Engineering Education

ASEE publishes the leading data on engineering colleges in the United States including both individual college statistics and national trends.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook

Providing facts about the career outlook of biomedical engineering in the United States, including salaries across industries.

George Washington’s MSHS in Regulatory Affairs Program

The Master’s in Regulatory Affairs program incorporates global regulatory strategy across the curriculum to develop strategic business leaders and equip graduates with the critical thinking skills needed in today’s domestic and international job markets

National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Tools highlighting technologies developed by NIBIB-supported researchers, including recent advancements in tissue engineering, prosthetics, and brain-computer interface technology, among others.

Pathways to Science

Increasing diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by designing and implementing strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups.

PubMed Central

Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

References

Alberts, B., Kirschner, M. W., Tilghman, S., & Varmus, H. (2014). Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(16): 5773-5777.  doi:10.1073/pnas.1404402111

American Society for Engineering Education. (2013). 2013 ASEE Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges.

Battelle and Biotechnology Industry Organization. (2014). State Bioscience

Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014. Retrieved from http://www.bio.org/sites/default/files/Battelle-BIO-2014-Industry.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Biomedical Engineers. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/biomedical-engineers.htm

Deloitte Global Services Limited. (2012). 2013 Global Life Sciences Outlook. Retrieved from http://deloitte.wsj.com/cfo/files/2013/02/2013-Global-Life-Sciences-Sector-Report_FINAL.pdf.

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, (2003).  Designing a career in biomedical engineering.   Piscataway, NJ:  IEEE.  Retrieved from http://www.embs.org/docs/careerguide.pdf

Lorden, J. F, Kuh, C. V., & Voytuk, J. V. (Eds.). (2011). Research-doctorate programs in the biomedical sciences: selected findings from the NRC assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Madhavan, G., Oakley, B., & Kun, L. (Eds.). (2008). Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.  New York, NY:  Springer.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (2011). The Third Revolution: The Convergence of the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. Retrieved from http://www.cimit.org/images/about/MIT-White-Paper-on-Convergence.pdf

National Academy of Engineering. (2013). Messaging for engineering: from research to action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. (1996). Careers in science and engineering: a student planning guide to grad school and beyond. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Nerem, R. M.,(2006). Bioengineering: a half century of progress, but only a beginning, Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, 1(1) 2-7. doi:10.1299/jbse.1.2

Nugent, K. L., & Kulkarni, A. (2013). An interdisciplinary shift in demand for talent within the biotech industry. Nature Biotechnology, 31. 853–855. doi:10.1038/nbt.2694

The American Association for the Advancement of Science. (2012). Career trends: industry or academia: where do I fit in?  Washington, DC: Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office.  Retrieved from http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/IndusAcad_spreads_LR.pdf

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