In 2011, biomedical engineering at the University of Delaware was a fledgling undergraduate program with a handful of faculty from various departments teaching classes and conducting research. To spur collaborations, the program’s new director, Dawn Elliott, organized a research symposium where affiliated faculty could share brief highlights of their work.

Fast forward five years. Biomedical engineering at UD is now an ABET-accredited department with 17 primary and joint faculty and another 45 affiliates, a doctoral degree program, and a U.S. News and World Report ranking in the upper 50 percent of programs across the country.

Elliott decided it was time for a reprise of the “speed-dating-format” research symposium. Read more.