<p>UPenn Bioengineering</p>

<p>I’ve read the official site, any students (or others with information) have anything to say about how the program is, opportunities, faculty, comparison to other univerisites?</p>

<p>I'm just applyin so i dont have a firsthand knowledge of the program. here's what i do know: it's one of the best in the country, partly because the school of medicine is a major research university. penn just opened a new building (skirkanich hall). from what i've heard, the professors are awesome. like any bioengineering program, there will be its fair share of premeds, though i suppose other people go into the biomedical device, pharma industry etc. there are a lot of research opportunities available, even outside the department. there are a couple of penn BE students on this board, they'll probably be able to be much more helpful than me.</p>

<p>Thanks abhim, anyone else?</p>

<p>i am a be sophomore, and in general, everything abhim said is correct.</p>

<p>ask specific questions, and i'll try to answer them.</p>

<p>Is there interest in synthetic biology engineering at Upenn? are there any prof's dedicated to work in this field only? </p>

<p>what research opportunties have you, tenebrousfire, been offered/accepted? </p>

<p>How competitive is the research scene in terms of applying to work in labs and being accepted? </p>

<p>Is there a preference towards medical BE at uPENN?</p>


<p>what do you define as synthetic biology engineering? the specific research focuses of the various be professors are all listed on the faculty website...</p>

<p>so i've been offered a research position with cells on a chip, microfluidic channels, and such...</p>

<p>and i work in heart surgery outcomes research...</p>

<p>it's very easy to get a research job; most of my friends have one / are pursuing one...</p>

<p>and yes, most bioengineers are premed.</p>