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    2018 Fall
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    Bioengineering

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  1. Saw a BU acceptance posted in the results page, anyone else heard from them?
  2. I do only see 2 UCSF/Berkeley results so maybe not? Could be right though, I didn’t get one /:
  3. Does anyone have any specifics on schools sending interview invites? I know in general this month and early February are big.
  4. Hi, School - middle tier private for both UG and MS Major - BIOE for UG and MS Minor - n/a GPA (major) - 3.43/4.0 (UG) 3.89/4.0 (MS) GPA (overall) - 3.47/4.0 (UG) 3.89/4.0 (MS) Demographics/Background - White, 22, first generation college student GRE scores: Q: 164 V: 156 W: 5.0 LOR - 3 very strong letters, two from research advisors at my university that have supervised me for 3 and 2 years, respectively, and one from my internship supervisor. 1 PhD grad from Stanford BME and 1 PhD grad from CalTech Chemistry Research Experience - 4 years Publications/Abstracts/Presentations (1) first author, (2) second author, and (2) third author publications all in journals w/ impact factor > 5. Another 1st author in preparation but likely won't be submitted until early next year (will be discussed in one of my LOR though). I've presented at 4 conferences in the US. Awards/Honors/Recognition I've been given over $25,000 of internal grant funding from 5 different successful grant applications, associate member of the sigma xi research society and selected for the excellence in research award at my universities engineering awards and honors convocation. I've also spent a summer working for a large pharmaceutical company. Research Interests Microfluidic Large Scale Integration (mLSI), single cell proteomics and genomics, medical imaging. I've only applied to 8 schools (Duke, MIT, BU, UMich, Stanford, UCSF/Berkeley, JHU and CalTech), thoughts on my chances?
  5. Hi All, I'm just submitting my PhD applications to bioengineering programs, and have only selected those that fall in the top-10 or so (ideally trying to land at Stanford, UCSF/UC Berkeley, MIT, Johns Hopkins, UMich or Duke). My concern is that I may have overestimated my chances at these schools. I'd like to consider applying to a more medium ranged program or two if it seems my chances are relatively weak. Would love any feedback, thanks! _________________________________________ Undergrad Institution: Middle-teir private school Major(s): Bioengineering (B.S.) & Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Minor(s): n/a GPA in Major: 3.43/4.00 (B.S.) & 3.89/4.00 (M.S.) ... I realize my UG GPA isn't ideal, my first two years were significantly worse (~3.2) than my last two years. I'm a 1st generation college student so was kinda just getting used to college. Overall GPA: 3.47/4.00 (B.S.) & 3.89/4.00 (M.S.) Demographics/Background: White, 22 (will be 23 in February), 1st generation college student GRE Scores: Q: 164 (87%) V: 156 (73%) W: 5.0 (93%) LOR: 3 great LOR (2 from undergraduate and graduate PIs who've supervised me for 3 years and 2 years respectively, and 1 from my internship mentor at a large biopharma company) Research Experience: almost 4 years mainly split between 2 different academic labs and a summer in the biopharma industry Publications/Abstracts/Presentations: (1) first author, (2) second author, and (2) third author publications in peer reviewed journals with impact factor >5, another first author publication in preparation but likely won't be submitted until early next year (noted in one of my LOR). I've presented at 4 different conferences (all poster presentations) Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I independently wrote and submitted 5 different grant applications that gave me ~$25,000 of funding for research work in two different labs, associate member of sigma xi research society (not sure this means much?), and was selected for the excellence in research award at my universities engineering awards and honors convocation. Fellowships/Funding: Applied for NSF GRFP Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked at a large biopharmaceutical company for a summer Research Interests: Single cell proteomics/genomics, microfluidics, mLSI, medical imaging. Comments: Mainly just trying to gauge how I stack up at these competitive schools, I appreciate any comments!
  6. Should I include citations in my statement of purpose? I'm applying to bioengineering programs, and have 5 peer reviewed publication from my undergraduate research. I talk about the projects in the SOP and I have the citations on my CV, but should I cite the publications as I discuss the projects in the SOP?
  7. I submitted my application to the NSF GRFP a week ago and have been really kicking myself every day since. I'll try my best to give a logical explanation of what happened, and my general question is: will this cause my application to be returned without review? After pouring dozens of hours into the application materials, I came to the page asking me to select which option applied to my current situation (i.e. senior undergraduate, final year of BS/MS program or a first year graduate student). My university offers a 5-yr BS/MS program, to which I have been accepted, and I am currently in the 5th year (my B.S. was conferred in June 2017, at the end of the fourth year, and my MS will be conferred in June 2018, at the end of the fifth year). So I selected that I was in the final year of a BS/MS program, because that is honest to god what I thought was true. A day or two passes and I decided to check all of this with the NSF GRFP help line. What they told me was that the fact that I am enrolled in a BS/MS program needs to be stated on my attached transcripts, and if it wasn't I should have attached a letter from my university registrar, to confirm it that way. So I looked at the transcript I attached, and saw that it showed me as a student in the MS program, not the BS/MS program, which initially caused me to freak out a bit. After talking with the registrar more directly I found out that I was only enrolled in the BS/MS program while I was an undergraduate so that I could take graduate level coursework, and that when my BS was conferred I was moved into a full time, purely MS program. So I called NSF back and explained my mistake, knowing that there was no way I could rectify this retroactively, and just wanted them to tell me if this would cause my application to be returned without review. Frustratingly, they just told me they couldn't tell me for certain if that was the case, just that it was possible it could disqualify me, and also possible that the review committee would decide to still look at my application just as a first year graduate student instead of a BS/MS student. Can anyone on here shed some light on this/give me there opinion of whether or not my application will be reviewed. If it's going to be disqualified I'd like to withdraw my application so that I can apply again next year, but if there's a decent chance it still gets reviewed I might decide to leave it. Thanks.
  8. I submitted my application to the NSF GRFP a week ago and have been really kicking myself every day since. I'll try my best to give a logical explanation of what happened, and my general question is: will this cause my application to be returned without review? After pouring dozens of hours into the application materials, I came to the page asking me to select which option applied to my current situation (i.e. senior undergraduate, final year of BS/MS program or a first year graduate student). My university offers a 5-yr BS/MS program, to which I have been accepted, and I am currently in the 5th year (my B.S. was conferred in June 2017, at the end of the fourth year, and my MS will be conferred in June 2018, at the end of the fifth year). So I selected that I was in the final year of a BS/MS program, because that is honest to god what I thought was true. A day or two passes and I decided to check all of this with the NSF GRFP help line. What they told me was that the fact that I am enrolled in a BS/MS program needs to be stated on my attached transcripts, and if it wasn't I should have attached a letter from my university registrar, to confirm it that way. So I looked at the transcript I attached, and saw that it showed me as a student in the MS program, not the BS/MS program, which initially caused me to freak out a bit. After talking with the registrar more directly I found out that I was only enrolled in the BS/MS program while I was an undergraduate so that I could take graduate level coursework, and that when my BS was conferred I was moved into a full time, purely MS program. So I called NSF back and explained my mistake, knowing that there was no way I could rectify this retroactively, and just wanted them to tell me if this would cause my application to be returned without review. Frustratingly, they just told me they couldn't tell me for certain if that was the case, just that it was possible it could disqualify me, and also possible that the review committee would decide to still look at my application just as a first year graduate student instead of a BS/MS student. Can anyone on here shed some light on this/give me there opinion of whether or not my application will be reviewed. If it's going to be disqualified I'd like to withdraw my application so that I can apply again next year, but if there's a decent chance it still gets reviewed I might decide to leave it. Thanks.
  9. Hi All, Lets start the profiles for Fall 2018 Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering programs: Here's a template borrowed from previous years: _________________________________________ Undergrad Institution: Major(s): Minor(s): GPA in Major: x.xx/4.00 Overall GPA: x.xx/4.00 Demographics/Background: GRE Scores: Q: xxx (xx%) V: xxx (xx%) W: x.x (xx%) LOR: Research Experience: Publications/Abstracts/Presentations: Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Fellowships/Funding: Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Other Miscellaneous Accomplishments: Research Interests: Institutions/Programs: Comments:
  10. Hi All, I'm new to this and will be applying for Fall 2018 and thought I'd post to see what you guys have to say about my chances at top-10 programs (ideally trying to land at Duke, Stanford, UCSF/Berkeley, UMich, or BU). I'm mainly worried that my UG GPA is going to hurt me. School - middle tier private for both UG and MS Major - BIOE for UG and MS Minor - n/a GPA (major) - 3.55/4.0 (UG) 3.7/4.0 (MS) GPA (overall) - 3.51/4.0 3.7/4.0 (MS) Demographics/Background - White, 22 GRE scores: Q: 164 V: 156 W: 5.0 LOR - 2 very strong letters, looking for a third very strong LOR but may have to settle for an okay one. Research Experience - 3.5 years Publications/Abstracts/Presentations 2 first author and 2 second author publications all in journals w/ impact factor > 5. I've presented at 4 conferences in the US. Awards/Honors/Recognition I've been given over $25,000 of internal grant funding from 4 different successful grant applications. I've also spent a summer working for a large pharmaceutical company. Research Interests Microfluidic Large Scale Integration (mLSI), single cell proteomics and genomics, medical imaging.
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