Message from the Graduate Advisor: Welcome to the University of South Florida Biomedical Engineering – BME - Graduate Program. I am Dr. Robert Frisina, the BME Director and Graduate Student Advisor. I look forward to meeting with you to plan your courses each semester, and assist in choosing a research advisor and committee for PhD students and those pursuing a Master's Degree with Thesis. Communicating with me each semester is important to optimize your academic and course plans, and for meeting college and graduate program requirements. There are links to a number of forms, timelines and worksheets on this page, which you should familiarize yourself with for your program. Also, we now have a student advising web scheduler for making appointments, which can be found on our Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering website. http://usfweb3.usf.edu/appointments/StudentSignon.asp
So, you are entering a great new phase of your career here in Tampa. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Our Department Administrator, Ms. Sebnem Thiel, email@example.com , is also a great resource for navigating through the milestones of your program in the administrative structure here at the University of South Florida College of Engineering and Graduate School.
Dr. Bob Frisina
Note on Academic Honesty: Please familiarize yourself with the University policies regarding Academic Conduct as explained in the Graduate Catalog. You should be aware of the policies regarding Academic Honesty. Because of cultural and societal differences etc., there may be some misunderstanding about the distinction between plagiarism and legitimate peer support, or how to properly reference the work of others. If you are unsure about any University of South Florida policy, please check with your instructor/major professor/advisor first. In general, if you submit work for any homework/project/ course/thesis, it must properly acknowledge others' contribution to the work, if applicable. For example, cutting and pasting material from websites is not acceptable for completing academic assignments or scholarly reports such as journal articles. Any misrepresentation will be considered as an act of academic dishonesty and dealt with accordingly. Cheating and plagiarism can lead to dismissal from the program and university.