Elective Educational Experiences

Elective Educational Experiences (EEEs) are intended to encourage students to begin the process of life-long learning essential to a career in Biomedical Engineering. EEEs are intended to cover new material and areas of study that the student has not already covered in previous coursework or research experience or to provide the student with additional depth in a particular area. Students usually pursue EEEs later in the course of their PhD studies and select them based on their PhD research and future career plans.

Possible examples include:

1. Taking an additional graduate course beyond the normal course requirements,

2. Taking an intensive 2-week “short course” to learn a series of specialized techniques,

3. Completing a summer internship at a biotechnology company.