The Biomedical engineering Research for Active military and Veterans (BRAVe) program at the University of Texas at San Antonio is a 10-week summer research progrsam that engaged undergraduate students in research relevant to medical needs of active duty military or veterans. Themes includes identifying engineering solutions that enable regeneration, repair and control of damaged tissue; non-invasive monitoring of molecular, cellular and tissue recovery; and treatment of soldiers in the battlefield. Research within these projects cover the domains of regenerative medicine, brain health, and computational analysis & imaging – areas of significant emphasis by the Department of Defense, by new initiatives within NSF and NASA, and by a growing number of technology companies within Texas. San Antonio has the largest military healthcare and biomedical research operations in the United States. In addition, there are approximately 250,000 veterans and 80,000 active-duty military personnel living in San Antonio, providing an incredible environment for military medical research. The UTSA Biomedical Engineering graduate program provides the foundation for this REU program and consists of research projects that are collaborative with Army, Navy, Air Force and Veterans Research facilities, a unique environment for an REU program.