Media Advisory: New biomedical engineering degree now a reality at Virginia Tech
The highly sought-after degree offers unique training that bridges the gap between traditional medicine and the technology needed to address emerging and complex healthcare problems.
September 20, 2018
(September 21, 2018) – The long awaited undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering is now officially on the books at Virginia Tech. The highly sought-after degree offers unique training that bridges the gap between traditional medicine and the technology needed to address emerging and complex healthcare problems. The new program will seek to fill a growing niche for a curriculum in biomedical engineering that takes an immersive, in-depth approach to engineering fundamentals.
Approved this week by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the degree will be offered through the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics within the College of Engineering, which currently hosts both master's and doctoral programs in biomedical engineering through a partnership with the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Pamela VandeVord is the interim department head and is available for interviews on this exciting new announcement, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
To arrange an interview with Dr. VandeVord, contact Bill Foy by email, or by phone at 540-998-0288.