As a sophomore bioengineering major I am taking BIOE 110, which is my first true bioengineering class. Last year I took two seminars as an introduction into what bioengineering is and what research is currently being done. Now we are actually learning some of the basics behind that research. The class combines many of the things that we learned in our first year classes with elements from chemistry, physics, and biology. We are learning about how the principles we learned can be applied to help understand and solve engineering problems relating to biological systems.
It is really interesting to begin to see how all of the pieces fit together and how all that we have learned is important in understanding how the human body functions and ways to repair it when things go wrong.
-Madeleine Varmer ’15