Thank you for your continued support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Support the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Design Courses
The six sequential Biomedical Engineering Design Courses are a common thread in our undergraduate's education. Because project clients are solicited from health care, local industry, life sciences and clinical faculty, and the community, BME Design projects have the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for patients and local community members such as the disabled and the elderly. The reward and experience the students receive through accomplishing these designs and prototypes, and working directly with the individuals who benefit from them, is far greater than that of the typical classroom.
The department has received generous financial support from the Tong Family Foundation (UW-Madison alumni Peter and Janet Tong) since 2006 to help ensure the success of these design projects, reward outstanding engineering design in the Tong BME Design Awards and encourage entrepreneurship by supporting Tong Distinguished Lecture Series.
- Support student projects geared toward rehabilitation, the community, and world health in prototype fabrication,
- assist promising design projects to continue development through follow-on funding beyond the design courses, and
- promote innovative BME undergraduate design solutions.
Support the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department has coordinated a weekly seminar series of leading academic and industrial researchers since 1994. These weekly seminars provide an introduction to various topics in biomedical engineering as well as in-depth discussions of recent medical, scientific or engineering breakthroughs. Seminars are attended by a diverse, multidisciplinary audience from across the UW campus including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. The series is intended to educate students about cutting edge advances in the field and provide opportunities for collaborative discussions among the speakers and audience to spark innovative research directions. Seminars are recorded and made available online through the College of Engineering Mediasite.
Support the General Needs of the Biomedical Engineering Department
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department general fund supports the overall mission of the department. Your generosity enables us to offer scholarships and enhance the educational experience for our students.
Why I give!
In their own words, BME alumni describe their donations to the College of Engineering.
- Peter Tong contributed to the Student Leadership Auditorium and founded the Tong Biomedical Engineering Design awards and lecture series.
- Gregg Vanderheiden — "To ensure that those institutions we respect will continue to be able to do what they do best."
Mail a donation
Donate by check, payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, with an annotation to one of the following funds:
- Biomedical Engineering Design Course Fund, #12347616
- Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series, #12237629
- Department of Biomedical Engineering, #12342873
Mail checks to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox, P.O. Box 78807, Milwaukee, WI, 53278-0807.
Engineering Student Foundation, UW-Madison
The newly-formed Engineering Student Foundation, UW-Madison is dedicated to building a greater awareness of the impact of giving on current students and recent graduates. Check out how philanthropy benefits students every day and how to get involved!
The UW Foundation explains other gift strategies in a Guide to Giving.