Greetings from the Chair

A picture containing person, wall, person, indoorDescription automatically generatedWelcome to the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (EBE)! EBE is a department where innovation drives collaboration, world-class research and outstanding ABET-accredited educational programs. Our programs are flexible allowing students to explore their interests and gain design experience in a supportive hands-on environment. Our Electrical and Computer Engineering program boasts internationally recognized faculty with real world experience and tight connections to industry and National labs. Areas of expertise include energy and power systems, robotics and autonomy, and semiconductor engineering. Our students enjoy highly personalized learning from engaged faculty in a collaborative and hands-on space. Our graduate programs in Electrical Engineering offer competitive stipends and allow students to engage in cutting-edge research. To see our engaged students and faculty in our Electrical Engineering program click here. Our Biomedical Engineering ABET-accredited program is one of fastest growing on campus. It is uniquely situated between the Larner College of Medicine, UVM Medical Center, and UVM’s state-of-the-art STEM complex where faculty and students engage in interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and instruction. This seamless interaction provides mentors for BME capstone projects, instruction by clinical faculty, interdisciplinary research conferences, and access to real-world clinical and biomedical laboratories. Our BME faculty engage in some of the most cutting-edge and exciting research on nanotechnology, wearable sensors, computational biology, orthopedics and neuroimaging. The innovative undergraduate BME curriculum provides a vertically integrated design experience that allows students to engage in team-based design all 4 years of study. Our BME graduate program has competitive stipends from the Larner College of Medicine and the Graduate College that allows students to engage in world-class research in labs across campus. EBE also houses the Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI), a hub for the development, design and testing of biomedical devices focused on rural healthcare. The CBI hosts studio space, prototyping shop, testing lab, and a virtual amphitheater where collaborations foster commercialization. Lastly, we are proud of our student and faculty engagement in student organizations and clubs. From the Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO), a student run group that works for the development of alternative energy drive systems, to the Society for Women Engineers, and the student led IEEE chapter that competes in the autonomous Micromouse competition each year, there is so much to do! Thank you for your interest in EBE. We look forward to hearing from you.





Our Mission

The Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (EBE) provides world-class educational opportunities for students and to fosters internationally-recognized, faculty-driven research. The Department recognizes and values the breadth of expertise encompassed by the fields of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering and offers a collaborative environment that supports initiatives related to excellence in pedagogy and scholarship.

In EBE, you'll find individualized attention both in and out of the classroom, unique opportunities to work with faculty on their research (as an undergraduate too!), and an environment where interdisciplinary, extracurricular, and/or entrepreneurial interests are encouraged.  You’ll find in EBE a highly accessible faculty and staff — we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you might have!



Research Opportunities

Opportunities exist for students to work in teaching labs and/or in research labs as assistants during the academic year. For more information, contact EE Faculty.

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Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO)

We are a student run group that works for the advocacy, research, and development of alternative energy drive systems. 

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

We provide connections into the aerospace field through projects and design competitions as well as furthering career opportunities through professional activities such as tours of local aerospace companies, hosting speakers in the field, and opportunities to travel to aerospace conferences.


Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

We are a resource that provides support for electrical engineering students outside the classroom.

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Engineering World Health (EWH)

Engineering World Health (EWH) is a nonprofit organization that works to spread awareness about and to improve healthcare services in low-income countries. Our UVM chapter will work on outreach projects with local schools to teach younger generations and get them excited about medical technologies. We will also work on projects that connect directly with low-income countries in providing training and new technologies to their local engineers and hospitals.


Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Join the Biomedical Engineering Society! A resource for innovation, student networking and community outreach. Open to students across disciplines.



Senior Experience in Engineering Design (SEED):  Addressing big problems in small groups

Seniors in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (EBE) and Mechanical Engineering programs work in teams to address complex and multidisciplinary problems through a SEED Project. SEED projects originate from companies, non-profits, faculty members and students. Visit the SEED Project page to learn more about previous projects and how you participate in the program as a student, faculty or Project Sponsor.

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