In the January edition of CEP, it was noted that there is a large shift of young chemical engineers moving towards a biological and medical focus instead of the traditional oil/petro focus. In fact, over 18% of the chemical engineering departments have changed their names to include some type of biotechnological term. As a student in these departments, as they are changing their direction and curriculum to account for this new direction, it is exciting to see how intertwined all of the engineering departments have become, particularly within microfluidics. Any person involved in this field can appreciate the wide range of engineering and science fields that are needed to integrate a lab-on-a-chip device or a DNA microarray. Particularly, conferences like the Sensors and Actuators and Microchannels and Minichannels are a great mixture of all fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology. I for one am looking forward to seeing the perspectives the new engineering fields will take to incorporate integrated disciplines.