Department is first of its kind in Colorado and only one in the region
AURORA, Colo. – The Department of Bioengineering graduated its first Master of Science students in the spring commencement May 25 at Anschutz Medical Campus.
The department, part of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, is the first of its kind in Colorado and the only one in the region.
“The field of bioengineering is at the heart of a revolution in applied engineering and medicine,” said Robin Shandas, PhD, professor and founding chair. “New solutions are being created, new markets are being spawned and, most importantly, entirely new opportunities to prevent and cure disease are emerging at lightning speed.”
Now numbering 65 masters and doctoral candidates, this year’s group of graduates marked a milestone for the department.
Graduates can expect a robust marketplace for their skills and knowledge in the thriving regional biotech industry. The university’s graduate program is design-based and solutions-focused as faculty and students work alongside clinicians and researchers to solve real-life problems in real time.
(Photo: From left, bioengineering Master of Science students Derek Eilers, Stephen Humphries and Maximo Deachaval are among the graduates at the 2012 commencement on May 25 at Anschutz Medical Campus.)