• University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering

About Us

The Bioengineering (BioE) program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) ranks as one of the highest in the nation, with over 100 Doctoral (Ph.D), 50 Master of Science, and 270 undergraduate students. The Richard and Loan Hill Bioegineering department, housed in both the College of Engineering as well as the College of Medicine of UIC, offers some of the best opportunities for inter-disciplinary research in the country.

The Bioengineering Graduate Society (BGS) was founded in May 2014 to represent the interest of the growing number of graduate students within the department. The purpose of the organizaton is as follows:

-- Advise, represent and enhance the professionalism of all graduate students (MS and PhD) of the BioE department

-- Encourage professional and personal development of the BioE graduate students

-- Create a platform for interaction and free exchange of information between BioE graduate students

-- Strengthen communication between the BioE graduate students and faculty/administration of the BioE department and the UIC College of Engineering

-- Conduct various academic and non-academic events to increase interaction between the BioE graduate students

-- Heighten public awareness of the bioengineering graduate program and profession


Student membership is open to anyone pursuing a graduate course of study (MS or PhD) in the BioE department.