In an era when government funding for academic research and training is shrinking and thus competition for grants is fierce, the Weldon School has experienced an unprecedented growth in federal and foundational support.
A researcher at the Weldon School has won a prestigious Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association designed to help and support promising young investigators. Craig Goergen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was honored with the award as a "highly promising" investigator conducting outstanding research in the early stages of his career.
Corey Neu, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has won a Faculty Early Career (CAREER) Development award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), one of the most prestigious NSF honors for outstanding young researchers.
Thanks to a generous grant from MathWorks, a team of Weldon faculty members is launching a new online course in the nanoHUB-U style, or nanoHUB course for short, this fall. The online course is broadly accessible to students who have research interests and career goals in biomedicine, healthcare, and life sciences disciplines.
A big surprise is in store for students returning to the Weldon School this fall. The senior design lab will be equipped with a new rapid prototyping machine, a state-of-the-art 3D printer that will enable students and researchers alike to build concept models, functional prototypes, and medical-grade end-use products with biocompatible thermoplastics. This will allow prototypes created at the Weldon School to be evaluated more rapidly and closer to a development stage suitable for use on patients in ambulatory or hospital settings.
Weldon School alumni, faculty, staff, and friends worked together to make Purdue’s first Day of Giving an overwhelming success for the School. The Day of Giving was a 24-hour online and social media event that occurred on April 30, 2014, and featured stories about student affordability and accessibility, among other areas. The Weldon School received a total of $829,743, which was 12% of the overall $7.5 million raised by Purdue and the third highest amount received by participating units across campus.
Weldon School faculty, staff, and students were honored with numerous awards during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Join us as we advance both higher education and the medical device and biotechnology fields. If you are interested in learning more about the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, please contact Brian Knoy at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to learn about you, answer your questions, and schedule a visit.