Clemson Bioengineering Research and Clinical Summer Immersion at Charleston (BEACH) 2024


This summer program targets students who are committed to advancing their engineering expertise in graduate schools or health professions after graduation. Hosted by the Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program, through hands-on work in research labs and shadowing experiences in clinics at MUSC in Charleston, students will develop a firsthand perspective about the skills necessary to succeed in graduate or health professional schools. The program will be held over 12 weeks (Summer I and Summer II per Clemson 2023-2024 Academic Calendar). For each Summer session, students spend a minimum of 135 hours on activities, including lab research, clinical shadowing, and seminars. On Friday mornings, all participants will meet in the classroom for seminars or discussion panels given by Clemson or MUSC faculty, postdoctoral scientists, and PhD or MD students. Research projects will typically focus on but are not limited to the following topics: orthopedics, biomaterials, bioimaging, and stem cell-based tissue engineering. For more information about the current faculty participants and their research interests, please click here .


Rising juniors or seniors in bioengineering or any related engineering majors.


Participants must be enrolled for credit in BIOE 4910 or BIOE 4910H for eligibility. Students who are using this program to meet departmental honors requirements (research thesis and required seminar attendance) must enrolled for both sessions for a total of 6 credits. Students who choose BIOE 4910 (non-honor section) can enroll either or both sessions.


Submit the application form along with a one-page resume by March 20, 2024, 11:59pm. The application form can be downloaded here or requested by email from Dr. Tong Ye ( The notification of acceptance will be sent out by March 31, 2024.


  • Dr. Tong Ye (

  • Dr. Ann Foley (

  • Dr. Yongren Wu (

  • Dr. Shangping Wang (

  • Dr. Ken Webb (

  • The program annoucement can be downloaded here.