Discover the BME Design Space

August 21, 2023

The BME Commons, teaching, learning, teamwork, collaboration and ideation space is a gathering place for the BME community.

Several key features of the BME Commons include:

  • Open and welcoming spaces for socializing, building community
  • Structured and technology-equipped areas for ideation, collaboration, teamwork
  • Enhanced prototyping, fabrication, and testing spaces
  • Specialized spaces for enhanced training and learning
  • New instructional labs for biomechanics, biotechnology, instrumentation
  • Flexible classroom for lecture, active learning, and seminar formats
  • Infrastructure for co-curricular student groups

The goals of the space are to foster teamwork and community, integrate professional practice into BME curriculum, and promote engineering / industry / medicine interactions. “We’re excited to have these outstanding design and maker spaces, which were created specifically to enhance experiential learning for biomedical engineering students and faculty.” – Jan Stegemann, Ph.D., BME Associate Chair for Master’s Education, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Project Lead.

The link to the BME Design Spaces website is:

  • The open BME Commons lets plenty of light into the spaces through large south-facing windows. Photo: Brandon Baier