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About the course

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) program seeks to prepare graduate engineers to face 21st-century challenges by advancing student understanding of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human injury, disease and the health complications associated with aging as they work to improve human health through advances in healthcare and medicine.

The master's degree program prepares students for careers in the biotechnology industry and medical/healthcare centers or providers of medical/healthcare technology.

Doctoral students will also develop a detailed understanding of the operation of the health care industry, preparing them for academic or industry careers related to medical technology, as well as the background necessary to pursue an entrepreneurial role in medical/healthcare technology.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university; AND Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required. Undergraduate major in engineering desirable for admission.

Course Content

Where is Binghamton University


Student Profile(s)

Kathryn Fletcher ’08

4931.jpg Bioengineering graduate Kathryn Fletcher ’08 sees great potential in the Greater Binghamton region. That’s why she’s remaining in the area -- and investing in it. An entrepreneur, she has started a company to help put Binghamton on the map and continues to work to stem the Greater Binghamton “brain drain”.

As a staunch believer in Binghamton University and its surrounding community, Kathryn Fletcher leads a start-up company called H2 Innovations. She must be doing something right, because she recently took first place in the Binghamton Local Development Corporation/Entrepreneurial Assistance Program Business Plan Competition. The winning prize included $5,000 to help H2 Innovations continue its efforts to promote local organizations and businesses through development of innovative tools such as Action Atlas, a map of local amenities, and BiziLife, a web-based intelligent network that acts as a guide to the community’s many offerings.

“We received a number of promising business plans, and Kathryn’s was the most professional, comprehensive and practical,” says Merry Harris, BLDC Executive Director and director of the city of Binghamton’s Office of Economic Development. Fletcher is using the prize money to expand H2Innovations and officially launch

Having been heavily involved as a student with Catalysts for Intellectual Capital (CIC2020), a student-run economic think tank focused on retaining University graduates in the area, Fletcher continues to serve as senior adviser for the organization. She credits her bioengineering studies and CIC2020 experiences with helping develop her entrepreneurial spirit and skills. “I gained some business savvy and technical skills, and now as I move forward I am still working with many of the community leaders I met through CIC2020,” she says. “We’re working hard to make H2 Innovations a reliable and effective promotions resource for the Binghamton community. The community’s strong cultural traditions, tourist attractions and educational institutions make it a great place to do business.”

Simply put, Fletcher says, when an individual wants to find something to do or somewhere to go, that user will have access to real time personalized information through BiziLife, allowing them to effortlessly make connections that ultimately support Binghamton’s local businesses. “My company’s mission is very much in line with CIC2020’s goals of connecting the community and University,” she says.

So, even though there is a lot to do when launching and growing a business, “it’s fun,” says Fletcher. “I have to wear all of the hats and get to learn something new every single day.”


Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellowship for Graduate Students

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to Doctorate Program

University Women Female Graduate Student Scholarship

Elizabeth A. Knapp Scholarship for Adult Women

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