Alabama State University in Montgomery has announced that it is launching a new degree program in biomedical engineering. The bachelor’s degree program will train students to develop the next generation of disease-fighting drugs, artificial organs, and medical imaging systems. The program will begin in the spring 2015 semester. For admission to the program, students must have achieved a 2.75 grade point average in high school and scored at least a 27 on the ACT college entrance examination or a combined 1250 on the reading and mathematics sections of the SAT.
Kennedy S. Wekesa, professor of biology at the university, stated that “bringing engineering for the first time in the history of ASU to the campus is a major accomplishment. Now we can say that we have a complete STEM college.”
Professor Wekesa is a graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Ph.D. in zoology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.