Trinity College and BEACON Biomedical Engineering Consortium

Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience courses are available to Trinity students through BEACON, the Biomedical Engineering Alliance & Consortium. BEACON was created in 1997 to promote the biomedical sciences and to create collaborative avenues of communication between the medical community, biomedical industry, and institutions of higher learning. BEACON began with a $1 million grant from the Whitaker Foundation awarded to Trinity College, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Hartford.  It is now a non-profit organization comprising academic and medical institutions, corporations, and entrepreneurs dedicated to the development of new medical devices and technology.

BEACON provides many benefits to Trinity students including biomedical engineering seminars, courses, and industry sponsored research and design projects, such as Covidien sponsored biomedical research projects.

Trinity students may enroll in biomedical engineering courses at the University of Hartford through the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education. The University of Hartford course descriptions are available at http://catalog.hartford.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=9&poid=2353&returnto=713.

Trinity students may enroll in biomedical engineering courses at the University of Connecticut though the BEACON consortium. The University of Connecticut course descriptions are available at http://www.bme.uconn.edu/graduate-program/graduage-course-schedules.

To learn more about BEACON members and activities, please go to the consortium web site at http://www.beaconalliance.org/index.html.  For more information about Trinity-BEACON courses and opportunities, please contact:

Joseph L. Palladino, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering
Trinity College BEACON Campus Director
joseph.palladino@trincoll.edu