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Prospective student [Nov. 23rd, 2006|10:34 am]

[Current Location |UPMC South Side Hospital]
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Hi my name is Christopher Saylor

I am currently taking classes at a community college, I was unsure about what I wanted to do with my major, but I read up on Bioengineering and fell in love.

I have to start working on where I want to transfer to. Suprisingly some of the top schools for bioengineering only require a 3.0 to transfer, such as John Hopkins, RPI, and Duke. However the school I truly want to go to, the University of Pittsburgh, requires a 3.5 as an honors program. Currently I will only have a 3.4 with a 4.0 next semester.

So does anyone have any recommendations on schools to apply to?
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Bioengineering Safety? [Nov. 17th, 2006|12:27 am]

[Current Location |Stadium Apartments, Blacksburg, VA, US]

Hey guys, I'm new in the community.

I'm a Computer Science major at Virginia Tech. Not too pleased with CS, though I do appreciate the perspective it's given me. So I'm getting out of it.

So I'm trying to apply to graduate schools to do work in synthetic biology. So far I'm applying to Berkeley, BU, MIT, and probably UCSD. Unfortunately, I can't find any 'safety' schools that do anything like synthetic biology, or even the genetic side of bioengineering. A couple places do the mechanical variety of bioeng, but it's obviously not synthetic biology and thus not what I'm looking for.

Failing a backup synthetic bio Ph.D. program, what about biophysics with the sort of focus that would allow me to go into synthetic?

Thanks very much!


PS: I'm *not* really looking for computational, despite my undergrad background. I really want to be doing protein/RNA engineering, minimal cell design, etc.
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Job Interview Tips? [Oct. 9th, 2006|02:43 am]

I'm a bioengineering major graduating next May, and I have an on-campus interview with Baxter Healthcare next week. This is really exciting for me, as entry-level opportunities for bioengineers seem scarce, and I'd like to do well and get a job offer from them. I suspect that the interview will be a behavioral-type interview (ugh). Does anyone have good resources, or tips for preparing for these types of interviews? My school's career center provides a list of questions, but somehow I don't think memorizing that list would really help me out. General tips on getting ready for a job interview are also welcome.

If anybody here works for Baxter, I'd definitely welcome comments (you can post anonymously) on what working for the company is like. From the research I've done on them, it seems like a good company to work for, and the kind of work I'd like to do.

On a side note, is anyone else headed to the SWE National Conference in Kansas City this week? :D I went to Anaheim last year, enjoyed it, and am looking forward to going again this year. The career fair should be good, although I'm pessimistic about my chances there. There's so many brilliant students there from well-regarded schools that I don't think I'll be able to distinguish myself from the herd. It's worth a shot though, right?

(x-posted to engineers)
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Plee for help. [Jul. 28th, 2006|10:34 am]

Hello everyone!

My name is Vanessa and I recently graduated from RPI with a BS in Biomedical Engineering... and I'm in desperate need for a job.  I've been applying to positions all over the country for almost a year now with no luck.

If anyone has a boss that they could forward my resume to, or know of any openings that aren't posted, please let me know.  I'm to the point where I really want to get out of my hometown and start living my own life.

Thanks in advance.
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Grad school? [Jul. 21st, 2006|01:10 pm]

I was just curious if anyone else in this community is applying to BME grad programs for fall '07. I'm a member of applyingtograd, but most of the people in that community seem to be social sciences or liberal arts students, so I haven't really met anyone who is in my same situation.

So far, my list of schools to apply to includes Texas, Purdue, Case Western Reserve, and University of Virginia. I'd be interested to hear what other schools/programs people are applying to, and just generally commiserate about the perils of grad school applications. :)
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comment please!!! [Aug. 12th, 2005|01:56 pm]

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(no subject) [Aug. 12th, 2005|09:43 am]

hi everyone!

When people ask you "Why do you want to be a bioengineer?" what do you answer? This is what I want to major in, but when people ask me (who don't know what it is) I have trouble explaining it..

btw, nice to meet you all!
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(no subject) [Jul. 12th, 2005|03:56 am]

What do you guys know/think about Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences? Specifically in regards to Biomedical Engineering? I'm trying to decide if I want to take part in a dualdegree BA/BS program with them that my liberal arts school has with them...

Thank you!
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(no subject) [Jun. 23rd, 2005|12:31 am]

Hey everyone, I'm new here. My name's Stanley and well, i just found this community. I was thinking about becoming a biomed engineer and i was hoping someone(s) could tell me what college courses i should take? should i go to s specific school for this? do i gota do something like .. be in an engineering program and THATS how i become one? or can i get a degree just by taking courses?

I have no idea???!?!
links, ideas, comments++++ would defly help me so much!
[im gona post in another community, so i hope no one minds if i get ideas from there too]

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Neuromorphic Microchips [May. 20th, 2005|01:03 am]

I recently saw the article in Scientific America about Neuromorphic Microchips. Looks very interesting. But I'm wondering if anybody knows any papers related to this technology.
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