First class of ECU biomedical engineering masters celebrates degrees
For the fall 2016 graduation ceremonies, East Carolina University's College of Engineering and Technology lived up to the university's promise: Tomorrow starts here.
For the college, "tomorrow" is represented by the new Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BME) program, and it all started with Matthew Cadmus, Bryce Cranwell, Danny Vargas and Elizabeth "Blair" Meriwether Weaver. They are the first graduate students to earn degrees from the Department of Engineering, making history as they received their diplomas on Dec. 16.
Dr. David White, dean of the college, said that he's excited for any graduate of the college's programs, but these four are different.
"This is the first group of graduates of what I hope is a dynamic and innovative degree program," he said.
Biomedical engineering works to improve medical systems by applying engineering sciences, analysis and design to human health performance and medicine. As part of the M.S. in BME program, students are engaged in multidisciplinary research and the application of innovative, advanced technologies that solve complex problems in the health care industry.