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 2020 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 and August 1, 2020.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.

Application deadline: February 15, 2020

Applications will be accepted up until the deadline on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Travel Information

  • The Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, often called PTI for short, the closest airport to the Wake Forest Biomedical Engineering Department located at Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem, is about a 30-minute drive.
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is about a 90-minute drive to Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem.
  • Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) is about a two-hour drive to Innovation Quarter.
  • There are shuttles to and from GSO, CLT and RDU to Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, as well as ride share services.