Undergraduate Research


Undergraduate Research

Biomedical Engineering students are encouraged to have research experiences during their undergraduate education. The program advises students to seek part-time research opportunities during the academic year or full-time positions during the summer. Students should contact the research faculty directly for opportunities.

The Medical Engineering Department offers the BME 4914 - BME Undergraduate Research Experience course for qualified Biomedical Engineering majors conducting research to earn up to three credits. Students interested in earning research credit should contact the undergraduate advisor for more information.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that supports active research participation by undergraduate students in research areas funded by the NSF.

 USF is an active REU site offering undergraduate students opportunities to participate in a single discipline or interdisciplinary research supported by the NSF. These opportunities are hosted by academic departments within the College of Engineering. 

Click here for information about the USF College of Engineering REU Program

To search for other active REU sites beyond USF, please visit the NSF website.

To inquire about possible REU opportunities within Medical Engineering, please contact the department’s REU Coordinator, Dr. Stephanie Carey (

Dr. Stephanie Carey

REU Coordinator- Dr. Stephanie Carey