Links and Resources
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
A collection of exciting and challenging experiments and projects designed for students interested in engineering.
Sustaining and growing a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration, and volunteerism.
Meet engineering students and get information about engineering on the job, led by the American Society for Engineering Education.
Bringing national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
Highlighting role models who have used an engineering education to innovate products, processes, and services that improve human health, welfare, and happiness.
A national campaign designed to encourage college bound girls to explore engineering.
Allowing girls to expand their career options, dispel stereotypes and spark their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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.
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math careers and find the ones that best fits your interests.
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.
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.
Matching thousands of students in engineering and science on hundreds of campuses to mentors in the professions for one-on-one guided relationships.
A series of short, animated science mysteries designed to inspire 4th – 8th graders.
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 is an online directory of technology and computer education and careers.
Resources about the amazing careers available in engineering led by EngineeringUK and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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.
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
ASEE publishes the leading data on engineering colleges in the United States including both individual college statistics and national trends.
Providing facts about the career outlook of biomedical engineering in the United States, including salaries across industries.
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
Tools highlighting technologies developed by NIBIB-supported researchers, including recent advancements in tissue engineering, prosthetics, and brain-computer interface technology, among others.
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.
Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
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