Mechanobiology at VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University is pleased to announce ten undergraduate student openings for a 10- week Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in the Biomedical Engineering Department at VCU in Richmond, Virginia. Students will work on biomedical engineering research projects under the supervision of faculty. Research projects will involve experimental and computational approaches to mechanobiology. Students will participate in a weekly meeting during which research ethics and mechanobiology techniques will be presented. Students will be required to participate in one outreach activity to K-12 students or teachers during the summer. Students will also present their own research findings at the end of the summer. This program is sponsored by the VCU College of Engineering and the National Science Foundation. Competitive stipends will be offered and on-campus housing will be covered if needed. Women and students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by February 10, 2024.

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Questions about the application? Contact Dr. Rebecca Heise at