Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates – University of Connecticut

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Applications are now being accepted for Year 2 of the Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates in the Summer 2018! E-REU aims to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. For more information: http://e-reu.engr.uconn.edu/


Career Opportunities, Research

Solid State Devices – Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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The Holcombe Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Clemson University is seeking applicants for a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This NSF funded program is entitled: “REU Site: Solid-State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics Technology”. The REU supports up to 10 summer students, with one to four semesters remaining in their undergraduate programs, to become involved with a faculty member and graduate students for a 10 week research experience at Clemson. The program is open to undergraduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Bioengineering, and Physics. Closely related disciplines may also be considered. The program provides summer housing on campus for the students and pays a generous stipend.

A flyer describing the program can be found here, with a link to the REU Program Website. Interested students can apply from this site.

2018 Program Start date: May 21, 2018 End date: July 27, 2018
Priority application deadline: March 2, 2018

Micro and nanofabrication of solid-state devices are rapidly becoming the key drivers of interdisciplinary research in emerging fields such as nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanomechanics, nanophysics, and biophysics. Such technology is a critical component of modern economic development, and leadership in research is a key to sustained US economic competitiveness. One of the greatest challenges in maintaining that leadership is the limited number of undergraduates from US engineering programs who pursue graduate studies in solid-state devices and the related topics of materials and device processing. The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (“the SURE program”) in Solid-State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics Technology was created to address this need.

Career Opportunities, Research

IEEE SEM Conference 2017

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Dr. Nasir was a panel speaker at IEEE Southeast Michigan (SEM) chapters 2017 Annual conference. The topic was Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology, in recognition of the difficulty in a modern world of fulfilling multiple and sometimes conflicting moral obligations to different parties. The keynote speaker was John C. Havens, Executive Director of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, who made a passionate appeal for Ethical considerations to be at the front end of Engineering Design.

Dr. Nasir talked about the need for students to be exposed to the ethical issues and engineering best practices. Biomedical engineers at LTU are required to take BME Best Practices (BME 3002) which covers many of the relevant topics. The topic of privacy and security of personal health data is also of relevance to Wearable Technology, which is being covered by BME 4903-02, Wearable Technology Studio, this semester.

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Conference, Dr. Mansoor Nasir

BME Career Conference at Wayne State University

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More information can be found here:


Biomedical Engineering Society BMES, Career Opportunities, Conference, Networking

Adient Internships

By Mansoor NasirComments Off on Adient Internships

Last Tuesday, Daniel Greenshields (BME, Class of 2014), gave a presentation about his experience with Styker (Kalamazoo, MI) and more recently Adient (Plymouth, MI) , where he is currently a Testing Engineer. It was striking to see the similarities in the job functions at a medical device company and an automotive seat manufacturer. Adient has several internship opportunities listed. Here is one

Engineering Intern – Design Engineer
This position is being created to address potential future business needs. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Design or Mechanical Engineering degree. If an open position becomes available and the applicant is qualified, the applicant will be notified by Adient’s Talent Acquisition Team.*
Career Opportunities, Summer Internship

Summer 2018 – Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering REU Opportunity

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National Science Foundation funded Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) will offer a summer (June 12-August 17) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2018. Students in the program will have the opportunity to participate in innovative research at the neural interface, as well as to attend special sessions on ethics, communication skills, laboratory safety and other selected topics.  At the end of the 10 week program students will present their work to the CSNE community in a research symposium.  Details about the program and application materials can be found at:


See: CSNE REU Flyer 2018


Research, Summer Internship

Michigan Academy 2018 Conference

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The Michigan Academy (themichiganacademy.orgholds a local conference that takes place each year somewhere in Michigan. Every year, a few LTU faculty and students present education and research related work at this conference. Students working on senior or research projects are encouraged to submit an abstract. This year the conference will be on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Central Michigan University , Mt. Pleasant,  MI.

CALL FOR PAPERS: To view the Call for Papers go to our website  and click on “Conference Information” located in the right toolbar. You may also use this link to be directed to our Google Drive account: Call for Papers (Please log out of all Google accounts before clicking this link.)

EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  December 8, 2017  If you submit an abstract by 12/8/16, you will have a chance to win free conference registration ($70 value for faculty/others or $90 for students).

SUBMIT A 200 WORD ABSTRACT:  Use this link to submit your 200 word abstract: Submit!

PRESENTERS:  Primarily Higher Education Faculty, Administrators, Librarians, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Students. (Undergrads must have faculty sponsors!).

Conference, Other, Research, Student Projects

Co-ops and Internships for Summer 2018

By Mansoor NasirComments Off on Co-ops and Internships for Summer 2018

Many BME students are interested and have been advised about the importance of internship experiences. However, most probably don’t realize that the time to start looking for an internship /Co-op for summer is now. Also, many companies do no exclusively advertise their internship on normal job websites, leaving it up to students to find out about them from their websites.

Here are just a couple that are just a few that were recently listed. As with many BME opportunities, these are not in Michigan but looking for outside opportunities can really open up many more options.

  • Stryker Internship: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Ethicon Endo:  1, 2
  • Medtronic: 1, 2

Even if they don’t specifically list BMEs, you may still be able to apply and get the position.

Career Opportunities, Summer Internship

Annual BMES Conference Recap

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Lawrence Technological University was well-represented at the 2017 annual conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), held in October 11-14th, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz.

On the research end, two master’s degree students, Nicole Ravenscroft and Andrew Lyzen, and two undergraduates, Angelica Guardia and Kathm Alismail, presented research posters.

Nicole reported her research on developing a microfabricated device for studying the toxicity of various agents to endothelial cells — the cells that line blood vessels. She also presented a poster about a microfluidic device to detect MRSA bacteria. Andrew presented his master’s research project on designing a bioreactor to promote differentiation of a certain type of stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells, to regenerate cartilage. Angelica and Kathm presented their undergraduate research on developing a scaffold made of collagen, the body’s most abundant protein, for ligament tissue engineering.

Among faculty, Dr.  Nasir, presented two papers in the education track. The first was a poster on the importance of design and prototyping for biomedical engineers, and included classroom assignments developed by Dr. Nasir and Dr. Meyer, to practice these skills. This poster was among the handful of posters awarded “the best poster award” at the conference. The second was a presentation providing the unique nature of a collaboration between LTU and the University of Detroit Mercy to create senior capstone projects that produced prototype products to assist people with disabilities.

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Biomedical Engineering Society BMES, Conference, Dr. Eric Meyer, Dr. Gerald L. LeCarpentier, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Dr. Yawen Li, Other, Student Projects

LTU students present at the Biomaterials Day Symposium at University of Michigan

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On October 6, a group of BME students and two faculty members (Dr. Yawen Li and Dr. Michael Lancina) attended the Biomaterials Day Symposium sponsored by the Society of Biomaterials and hosted by the University of Michigan. The symposium has a keynote speaker (Dr. Bill Wagner from the University of Pittsburgh) and other invited speakers, industry and faculty career development panels centered on recent advances in biomaterials, and over 80 student oral/poster presentations. Over 200 undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from 17 universities in the upper midwest attended the one-day event.

Five LTU students (Nicole Ravenscroft, Andrew Lyzen, John Peponis, Angelica Guardia and Kathm Alismail) presented their research at the poster session, and had a lot of productive discussions with students and faculty from other universities. The symposium was a perfect venue for LTU students in the Advanced Biomaterials course ( BME 6213/5093) taught by Dr. Li this semester, to see research on this topic.

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Conference, Dr. Yawen Li, Research
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