Forty years ago, the Department of Biomedical Engineering took root in the basement of Cudworth Hall. Today it spans three buildings and nearly 20,000 square feet of laboratory space.

During the past year, 11 faculty from varied disciplines developed ideas for service-learning to promote active and ethical citizenship, social responsibility and engagement.

Four faculty spent a year developing undergraduate research courses focused on collaboration and innovation, with themes such as Chinese professional etiquette and using 3D-mapping technology in studio art.

Can understanding why we purchase certain foods affect our mental and physical health? Can we learn to participate in civil discussions about ethical quandaries? The newest cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows will explore this and more during their yearlong fellowship.

Undergrads in Heather Patterson’s Tick Explorations course get a little grossed out — but they also get hands-on lessons in genetic analysis, field identification and “real science” that stick with them long afterward.

Interested in data science but don’t know where to begin? A new program from Research Computing offers a step-by-step intro to “one of the most in-demand skillsets today.”

The one-year fellowship will accelerate the work of faculty eager to develop courses to promote active and ethical citizenship, cultural immersion and community engagement.

What’s it really like to work in a refugee camp? Is there a place for me? An elective course in the Graduate Certificate in Global Health Studies offers practical advice for students with an eye on working overseas.

A new discipline sits at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering, where lessons learned from circuits, networks and chips are combined with the latest findings on brain circuitry.