Clemson Bioengineering at Charleston - BEACH Summer Program


This summer program targets students who are committed to advancing their engineering expertise in graduate school or a health profession 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 first-hand 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 Academic Calendar). For each summer session, students spend at least 15 hours/week in research labs and clinics. On Friday mornings, all participants will meet at BE302 for seminars given by Clemson or MUSC faculty; postdoctoral scientists; PhD and medical students; and discussions led by an instructor. Research projects will typically focus on but 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 .

COVID-19 Consideration

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all lectures and meetings will take place online using Zoom meeting software. The clinical activities are likely to be reduced due to the restricted access to clinical resources. We expect the research activities remain the same; however, individual labs may have different scheduling system to accommodate lab members for social distancing.


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 April 5, 2021, 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 as early as possible once the application is received, but no later than April 15, 2021.


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  • Dr. Ann Foley (

  • Dr. Yongren Wu (

  • Dr. Ken Webb (
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