BS Biomechanical Engineering
"In short, biomechanical engineering is the combined use of mechanical engineering principals and biological knowledge to better understand how these areas intersect and how they can be used together to potentially improve peoples’ quality of life."
More specifically, biomechanical engineering is an interdisciplinary major that integrates the Biology, Mechanical Engineering, and Bioengineering departments. It also incorporates many of the courses and principles of Stanford's Medical School and Design School into its curriculum.
Why I Chose BME
Growing up with two physicians as parents I was exposed to medicine constantly, and for a long time considered becoming a doctor myself. It was advice from my father which changed my mind though. As a freshman at Stanford he told me, "If you're not in love with medicine, it's not worth the commitment and sacrifices necessary." I have always loved to build things, and enjoyed the concreteness of math and science, so I decided to pursue engineering instead. I did not want to completely separate myself from medicine though, so I was excited when I learned about Stanford's Biomechanical Engineering program.
Design and Manufacturing
Biomechanics of Movement
Mechanics of Biological Tissues
Intro to Imaging Technologies
Orthopedic Surgical Anatomy
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
Into to Fluids Engineering
Cell and Molecular Biology
Intro to Materials Science
Vector and ODE Calculus
Organic Poly-functional and Aromatic Compounds
ME 203 - Design and Manufacturing
ME 298 - Silversmithing
Engr 145 - Technology Entrepreneurship
English 90 - Fiction Writing
Chem 35 - Poly-functional Compounds