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Biomedical Engineering was instituted in 1994 by Professor Emeritus Donald Leone of the School of Engineering, who directed the school's Biomechanics Research Institute. Dr. Leone worked closely with health care professionals at the University of Connecticut Health Center, the Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Students in Biomedical Engineering will have opportunities to complete internships and research programs at these facilities. Biomedical Engineering, under the direction of Dr. Michael Nowak, who was previously associated with the University of Connecticut Health Center, is designed for those students who wish to focus their technical careers on assisting in the struggle against illness and disease by providing materials, tools, and techniques that can be utilized for research, diagnosis, and treatment by health care professionals. Two versions are available, a standard format and a second version designed for students preparing for medical school. In 2003, the degree awarded changed from a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) to better reflect the nature of the degree.