Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Brown University Biomedical Engineering Program Receives ABET Accreditation

After a complete review, the undergraduate program in biomedical engineering at Brown University has received ABET accreditation.

“This represents a major accomplishment for the Center of Biomedical Engineering, the School of Engineering and the Division of Biology and Medicine,” said Dean Larry Larson.

The external ABET evaluation team examined all aspects of the curricula, student outcomes and feedback from alumni and students.

“This is a well deserved recognition of excellence,” said Edward Wing, Dean of the Warren Alpert Medical School, “and an acknowledgement that Biomedical Engineering brings together faculty from Engineering, BioMed and our affiliated hospitals for an outstanding curriculum.”

The review was led by Professors Anubhav Tripathi and Jeffrey Morgan, co-directors of the Center of Biomedical Engineering with assistance from faculty, staff and students who worked on the preparation of the materials for the review.

“As an Ivy League university competing for today’s brightest students and faculty, Brown biomedical engineering offers an opportunity for scholarship in a burgeoning multidisciplinary context where the synthesis of life sciences and engineering creates new knowledge and real solutions for modern medical care,” said Tripathi.