We Stand in Solidarity Against Racism
The Department of Bioengineering stands in solidarity with our students, staff and faculty against social injustice and acts of racism. We are shocked and saddened by the recent, brutal deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Rayshard Brooks and others. Like many members of our community, we are frustrated that these deaths are only the most recent manifestations of long-standing racial inequality in this country.
The Department supports the call to action made by the Bourns College of Engineering.
• We acknowledge that systemic racism permeates and poisons all levels of academia.
• We affirm that the Department has zero tolerance for racism, institutional bias or acts of violence against Black members of our community.
• We are committed to supporting Black students and combating the bias and inequity they face.
• We are committed to critically examining our recruitment and retention efforts to better support Black students, faculty and staff.
We would also like to take this moment to recognize the essential contributions made every day by Black students, faculty and staff. They are part of the Bioengineering family, and the department would not be as strong today without their efforts.
The B.S. degree in Bioengineering obtained from the University of California, Riverside will provide individuals with the basic education to enter the fields of bioengineering, biomedical engineering and biotechnology. In general, the term "bioengineering" is sometimes associated more with the medical industry and the term "biotechnology" is more associated with the pharmaceutical and food industries. Our degree provides the background for the individual to enter either industry. In addition, the B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California Riverside also prepares the interested student for graduate education and medical school.