Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Workshops hosted at recent Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) meetings have identified the leap from university to a career in industry to be a nation-wide challenge for Biomedical Engineering (BME) undergraduate programs and their alumni. While some strides are being made to better utilize BME industries feedback in formation of undergraduate and masters level BME program curricula, a more holistic understanding of the factors influencing the gap between university and industry is desired. Here, we present a case study at our university that evaluates and compares the industry potential of engineering students progressing through and graduating from emerging (i.e. BME, Materials Science and Engineering) and traditional (i.e. Mechanical and Electrical Engineering) disciplines. Using data collected by our university’s Engineering Career Services, we will present comparisons of co-op, internship, and full-time industry employment between BME and other emerging and traditional engineering disciplines. Through this case study, and further discussion, we aim to identify potential areas of opportunity for shrinking and/or bridging the gap for BMEs seeking to enter the industry workforce.
Nocera, T. M., & Ortiz-Rosario, A., & Shermadou, A., & Delaine, D. A. (2018, June), How Do Biomedical Engineering Graduates Differ from Other Engineers? Bridging the Gap Between BME and Industry: a Case Study Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30578
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