students in the 2016 REU cohort

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

NOTE: This program is pending and waiting for NSF for award notification. No applications are being accepted at this time.

Cardiovascular Research: Engineering a Translational Experience (CREATE)

Program Dates:  May 29 – August 3, 2018

Application Deadline:  January 22, 2018

The Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Students (REU) program, “Cardiovascular Research: Engineering a Translational Experience (CREATE),” runs May 29, 2018 – August 3, 2018, and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The program provides a variety of research opportunities for undergraduate students in cardiovascular analysis.

Students will have an opportunity to join a number of cutting-edge research teams that focus on furthering the understanding of cardiovascular diseases and developing medical interventions to treat related conditions. Research projects will emphasize the development of implantable devices, artificial gene therapy and drug delivery systems.

Students participating in the program will engage in a wide range of biomedical engineering research and participate in weekly group activities. These actives provide an overview of current technologies and expose students to the research challenges in each area.

Students will be challenged to utilize a creative skill set to innovate new solutions for the betterment of human health and society.

Applications for the Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering CREATE REU program are currently being accepted. We welcome applications from current Penn State undergraduate students as well as undergraduate students from outside institutions, particularly those enrolled in science and engineering programs and those maintaining a strong interest in cardiovascular research. Travel assistance and a research stipend are provided to eligible students.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Contact Information

  • Keefe Manning, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Schreyer Honors College
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614