BME Undergraduate Teaching Fellows

BME Undergraduate Teaching Fellows provide a unique perspective as teachers who know the course as former students.


Each of our core 2000- and 3000-level courses, and many of our electives, employ BME Undergraduate Teaching Fellows, or UG-TAs. These current third and fourth year students run office hours and help sessions, grade homework and exams, and/or assist the instructor in-class. Together with the instructor and graduate student TA, they create a responsive, supportive teaching environment.

UG-TAs volunteeer for their assignments, but these are paid positions. The weekly commitment is generally 5-10 hours per week.  So, challenge yourself and deepen your understanding of course material, as you explain it to others. Gain the appreciation of your younger peers and the faculty instructor, with whom you work closely.

The department solicits UG-TAs each August and December via email (there's a brief form to fill out), but you are encouraged to discuss the option of TA'ing a specific course with the instructor directly.