BME Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

Teachers who know the course as former students. Deepen your understanding of course material, as you explain it to others.


Each of our core 2000- and 3000-level courses and many of 3000- and 4000-level electives employ BME Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, a.k.a. "UTAs." These are current third and fourth year students who run office hours and help sessions, grade homework and exams, and assist the instructor in-class. Together with the instructor and graduate student teaching assistant ("GTA"), they create a responsive, supportive teaching environment. They gain the appreciation of younger peers and the faculty instructor, with whom they work closely.

UTAs are paid positions. The commitment is generally 5-10 hours per week. The department solicits UTAs each August and December via email (there's a brief form to fill out).  But you are welcome to discuss the option of UTA'ing a specific course with the faculty instructor directly at any time.