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Engineering student Logan Beatty headed to Boston

The Stamps Scholar also earned the distinguished Goldwater Scholarship during his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami.
Logan Beaty
Logan Beatty will graduate from the College of Engineering with a concentration in biomaterials and tissues.

Originally from Land O’Lakes, Florida, Logan Beatty moved to Coral Gables to pursue his degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Miami College of Engineering. He will graduate on Friday, May 10 with a concentration in biomaterials and tissues.

“I chose UM because of its vibrant campus and community, excellent merit aid, and bountiful research opportunities,” Beatty shared. “I felt UM was somewhere I would be happy while pursuing a meaningful degree.” 

A Stamps Scholar, Beatty spent his years as an undergraduate involved in the Biomedical Engineering Society, where he served as a first-year ambassador, social media coordinator, and vice president. He also served as recording secretary and president of Tau Beta Pi, and as a three-year mentor in the Inspire U Academy, a mentoring program for high school students offered through the Office of Academic Enhancement and the School of Education and Human Development’s Department of Teaching and Learning.

Read about his experiences at the University and what lies ahead.  

Why this major? How’d you get interested in the topic?

I chose biomedical engineering because I enjoyed my biology and physics classes in high school and wanted to learn about how I could apply those subjects to design technology that could help people. Since coming to UM, I've become especially interested in immunoengineering for regulation of the immune system in autoimmune diseases because of the potential this field has to make a difference in a lot of people's lives. Having been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease my sophomore year at UM, I feel personally connected to this field, and I am excited by the potential to fix major problems in human health. 

How did the University help you to identify a career choice or path?

Through UM, I made connections that enabled me to work as a consultant lab tech for Akron Biotechnology for two years. This experience truly opened my eyes to how biotech creates devices that have impact in and beyond hospitals and doctor's offices, and it excited me about the potential to contribute to this space. After I earn my Ph.D. in the future, I hope to transition to the biotech industry to direct research and development in a company setting.

How has the University prepared you for the future?

UM made it possible to be involved in several research experiences, build relationships with experts in my field, and explore many facets of biomedical engineering through my classes. I have also become a more balanced person through my time at UM as I've been able to balance my academic commitments with the ample social opportunities in Miami. 

Who or what made a great impact on your collegiate career at the University?

Dr. Alice Tomei, Dr. Chun-Yuh "Charles" Huang, and Dr. Ramon Montero each provided me with opportunities to engage with research in different capacities and have mentored me in pursuing a research-based career in the future. Outside of academics, spending time with my friends and family has played a huge role in making my college experience memorable. 

What experience or accomplishment are you most proud of?

Being awarded the Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduate research is the accomplishment I'm most proud of at UM. 

What is your favorite campus tradition?

Homecoming is such a special UM tradition. Seeing the alumni and community come together around the fireworks show and boat burning is always the highlight of my year. I hope to come back for the centennial homecoming in 2025. 

What’s next?

I will be pursuing a Ph.D. in medical engineering and medical physics from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Medical Engineering and Medical Physics program with a concentration in biological engineering.