The undergraduate BME population is at a six-year high, and we continue to be one of the most popular majors in the School of Science and Engineering. One of the Department’s strength’s is undergraduate education and preparing the next generation of biomedical engineering students for real-world design challenges. For the past 20 years, the students and the New Orleans community have benefited enormously from the passion and intellect of Professor David Rice. Through his groundbreaking work in service learning he provided guidance of senior BME students’ design projects that aid individuals with disabilities.
We hope to honor and expand upon Professor Rice’s groundbreaking work by establishing an Endowed Fund in his honor. The fund was initiated through the generous donation of the Almar Foundation and will allow BME students to conceptualize, design, fabricate and deliver devices for individuals with disabilities in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area. The income from the fund will support BME’s Team Design Program in perpetuity. As our primary fundraising priority for the next 6 months, please support the David A. Rice Design Endowed Fund today and help provide a comprehensive experimental design experience in biomedical engineering!
With warm regards,
Donald P. Gaver
Department of Biomedical Engineering