Summer Research Opportunities

The Biomedical Engineering Department and Center for Biomedical Informatics at Wake Forest School of Medicine will offer several summer research opportunities in 2021 focusing on Imaging and Mechanics-based Projects on Accidental Cases of Trauma (IMPACT) and other biomedical engineering and informatics topics. Students selected for this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will receive a stipend and on-campus housing. The research internships will be offered between May 23 - August 8, 2021.
The 2019 undergraduates participating in the Department of Biomedical Engineering's summer research opportunities stand on the stairs in the atrium of BioTech Place

Research Project Highlights

Exciting biomedical engineering projects are offered on topics including:

  • Injury prediction model development
  • Military, sports and spaceflight safety
  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Biomechanical characterization of injury mechanisms
  • Diagnostics and therapies for cancer patients
  • Biomedical informatics

Learn more and read the research project descriptions (PDF).

How to Apply

The Wake Forest Biomedical Engineering and Informatics summer program admits up to 40 students each summer who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate students from all institutions (Wake Forest University students are eligible) 
  • Students in good academic standing — U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and U.S. permanent residents

Underrepresented students from colleges with limited research opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

  1. Submit an application online.
  2. Upload your resume and cover letter.

The application period for the Summer 2021 REU opens on October 12, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the February 15, 2021, deadline on a rolling basis until positions are filled. In general, students are notified of their acceptance into the summer research program no later than April.

Informational Sessions

Learn more about the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences graduate program at these Virtual Sessions, allowing you to ask questions live. These sessions are tailored to students interested in applying to our graduate program, but they include overviews of the biomedical engineering program, faculty, and research of relevance to the REU as well.