One of the distinctive features of Tulane’s undergraduate program is the requirement that all students participate in year-long individual or group research project (in addition to the team design projects).
Research projects, including an undergraduate thesis and public oral presentation, have been a part of Tulane's undergraduate curriculum in Biomedical Engineering since 1977. Since 2003, we have hosted an Undergraduate Research and Design Conference, where students present their research.
Team design projects enable Biomedical Engineering students to use the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work. Teams incorporate appropriate engineering standards and realistic constraints while they produce designs that address healthcare-related needs. Each spring the teams present their designs in a show which the public is invited to attend.