LTU to host workshop for BME faculty

By Eric G. MeyerComments Off

Lawrence Tech and Bucknell are pleased to announce a workshop that explores how entrepreneurially minded learning can be embedded into the biomedical curriculum through presentations, case studies, and networking.

Innovating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial-Mindset
Focused on Biomedical Engineering
March 27, 2015

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Highlights from network institutions including Lawrence Tech, Bucknell, Union, WPI and more will be shared along with examples of courses, internships, and co-curricular experiences.

The cost is free and hotel accommodations will be provided for KEEN University faculty.
Sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation.
Academics, Events, Faculty Members

Summer Research Opportunity @ LTU

By Mansoor NasirComments Off

Dr. Nasir is looking for two self-motivated students to work on a sensor project. The project focuses on Piezoelectric materials called PVDF, which mechanically deform when acted upon by external electrical stimulus. The responsibilities will include building customized devices and also the instrumentation setup for testing the devices.

This is an excellent opportunity for any student who is interested getting a preview of graduate level research and there is opportunity to publish the findings of this research in a conference proceeding or a scientific journal which is an impressive addition on any CV/Resume.

The positions are paid ~$10/hr and students can work up to 30 hr/wk during summer. Ideally, the students will have some circuits experience but interested students should contact Dr. Nasir about their suitability for this project.  A poster created by a BME student who worked on this project last year is attached below:

Research Day 2014- PVDF_Poster

Contact Dr. Nasir: mnasir at ltu.edu

Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Research

Undergraduate Research Opportunity at Cleveland Clinic

By Mansoor NasirComments Off

A good opportunity to look into for summer research.

Undergraduate research opportunities are available in Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute laboratories. The number of laboratories with these opportunities varies throughout the year. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in laboratory techniques, and to explore careers in biomedical research. Students with previous research laboratory experience are often preferred. For local students, continuation in the laboratory during the school year may be possible. Students are responsible for their own housing.

The Research Education Office does not place undergraduate students in the labs of the Lerner Research Institute. If you are interested in a research opportunity, we recommend that you do the following:

  1. Prepare an updated resume that includes your research experience, your relevant coursework and grades, and your contact information.
  2. Review the “Scientific Report” for research programs in labs that interest you.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the general research area of those labs.
  4. Send each Principal Investigator (Faculty member) of those labs that interest you a brief and customized email to introduce yourself, your interest in the work of that particular lab and your availability.
  5. Attach your updated resume to the email that you are sending to the investigators. Include a list of relevant science and math courses that you have taken, your GPA and a list of academic references with contact information (no relatives, please).
  6. In addition, send your resume with an introductory paragraph INCLUDED in the resume to REO@ccf.org
  7. You may wish to follow up with a phone call or email to the Principal Investigator within 5 – 7 days.
  8. Be prepared to convey your enthusiasm for their research to all the investigators who respond to your email.
  9. Be prepared to provide a letter of reference from a professor in your major if you are hired.
  10. If you receive more than one offer, select the lab that best fits your interests and abilities.

The Principal Investigators of the Lerner Research Institute may not be able to provide research opportunities for all students seeking them.

Career Opportunities, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Research

Computational Nanotechnology Summer Research

By Mansoor NasirComments Off

Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Purdue University.

Application review begins Feb. 19th

Application deadline is March 9, 2015

Dates for Summer Research: May 26-August 7, 2015

(NCN SURF 2015 Flyer)

 

Career Opportunities, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Research

Tufts University Soft Material Robotics IGERT Fellowship

By Akram AlsamaraeComments Off

Seniors who plan to pursue graduate education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engineering disciplines to explore the Tufts University Soft Material Robotics – IGERT website. Information on how to apply for a 2015 Soft Material Robotics – IGERT Fellowship is available on the website.

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As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) award, Tufts University has accepted the challenge of establishing new models for graduate education and training. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment in which our research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, with a focus on soft material robotics.

Dr. Yawen Li, Research

BME Professor Validates a New Dental Implant Procedure

By Akram AlsamaraeComments Off

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Biomedical Engineering Professor Eric Meyer has been working with periodontist Salah Huwais to test and validate a new dental implant procedure. “After four years of research and more than 60 prototypes, Huwais came up with a novel design that achieved that mission and was validated by Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Last spring, he launched Versah, a medical device company.” Dr. Huwais was able to validate his new design with the help of Dr. Eric Meyer.  The patent pending design went on sale in November and has already sold out of its inventory.

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Dr. Eric Meyer, Faculty Members, News

Senior Design Team Completes I-Corps Program

By Akram AlsamaraeComments Off

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Daniel Greenshields, Justin Killewald, Rachel Porter along with their advisor Dr. Eric Meyer participated in the I-Corps  business mentoring program. The program  helps innovators, entrepreneurs, engineers, tinkerers, and companies advance new product ideas and establish new commercial opportunities. The team created a redesigned knee-brace hinge mechanism that reduces or prevents injuries from compressive, hyperextension, and valgus-bending loading mechanisms that are common during sports injuries of the ACL. This is the second LTU BME team to complete the program. Kevin Roberts and Katelyn Fortin were the first team; they designed a heel insert to improve running technique. Both teams filed a provisional patents and are seeking commercialization.

Read more about I-Corps

 

Dr. Eric Meyer, News, Senior Projects

Research Experience For Undergrads

By LTU Biomedical EngineeringComments Off

Research Experience for Undergraduates & Veterans

additional opportunity specifications for VETERANS noted underlined blue

June 16 – August 22, 2015

The University of Washington Center for Sensorimoimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) will sponsor a summer research program for undergraduate students on the university’s Seattle campus. Students will participate in on going research projects with investigators and will have the opportunity to take part in training sessions designed to provide the undergraduate scientist with solid critical thinking and communication skills that will serve as a foundation for graduate study.

The goal of the CSNE is to leverage an understanding of how biological systems acquire and process information to make smarter machines, and to interface those machines more effectively with the nervous system. This approach is being used by researchers at the Center to develop engineering interventions for neurological disease and injury, as well as to augment normal neural function. Research at the CSNE is focused on reverse-engineering the sensorimotor aspects of the brain, developing neural interfaces, using the neural signals to control external devices, and developing sophisticated algorithms for closed-loop control between humans and machines.

The Program Provides Opportunities To:

  • Participate in on-going neural engineering research at the University of Washington
  • Improve your critical thinking, communication, and scientific presentation skills through sessions designed for student scientists
  • Learn about the emerging field of neuroethics
  • Prepare and present research results to the scientific community

Applicants Must:

  • Devote 40 hours per week to the program
  • Attend weekly classes, seminars, meetings and other required events
  • Prepare and present a research poster at the undergraduate research symposium
  • Make an oral research presentation at the end of the summer
  • Be a US citizen or in the case of the program for Veterans: you must be a Veteran
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2014

http://csne-erc.org/content/research-experience-undergraduates

http://csne-erc.org/content/veterans

QUESTIONS? VISIT CSNE-ERC.ORG OR EMAIL liseaj@uw.edu

APPLICANTS RECEIVE A $5,000 STIPEND FOR THE 10 WEEK PROGRAM

HOUSING IS PROVIDED AT NO COST AND TRAVEL EXPENSES UP TO $750 ARE COVERED

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Biomedical Engineering Society BMES, Career Opportunities, Grant Opportunities, Networking, Research, Uncategorized

BME T-Shirts Deadline!

By Akram AlsamaraeComments Off

T-Shirt Design

Please support the LTU BMES chapter and buy a shirt! They are only $17. Muntha, our Treasurer, will be in the Engineering lounge 11/19/14 from 12:15pm-1:15pm and Thursday 11/20/14 from 9:30am-11:30am taking orders and payment. These are the final two days we will collecting money so don’t miss out if you are interested!

Questions? Email Muntha:  missa1@ltu.edu

 

Biomedical Engineering Society BMES

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

By Mansoor NasirComments Off

The CSNE at the University of Washington sponsors a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates on the Seattle campus during the summer.  This program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to work on research projects with scientists and to take part in workshop training sessions in ethics, communications, and scientific presentation skills designed to provide the undergraduate scientist with a solid foundation for graduate study.

Undergraduates will help with research in one of 17 labs at the UWOur summer 2015 session takes place June 16 – August 21, 2015.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Website: http://csne-erc.org/content/research-experience-undergraduates

Details Here

(You can contact any BME Faculty for general information about REU as well)

Dr. Eric Meyer, Dr. Gerald L. LeCarpentier, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Dr. Yawen Li, Research
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