A: At heart, BE is the synthesis of fundamental life sciences - such as biology and chemistry - with engineering, with the goal of ultimately not only understanding how biological systems and processes work, but also using this knowledge to develop new technologies, materials, etc. that have applications in many areas, such as medicine and energy. BE is a pioneering, rapidly growing field that is distinguished from biology and more traditional chemical or biomedical engineering by its use of quantitative methods to analyze biological systems from a molecular- and cellular-level perspective. For more details about BE and the department at MIT, refer to the BE homepage.
To represent the undergraduate's interests to the BE faculty
To create a community of students within the major
To organize social and Academic Events for BE undergrads
To identify and disseminate resources for choosing courses, finding UROPs, and learning about life (careers/grad school/med school) after MIT