BMES Conference 2014

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Representing Lawrence Tech at the BMES Conference in Texas were (L-R) Daniel Greenshields, Lindsay Petku, Rachel Porter, Akram Alsamarae, Justin Killewald

Five students from the BME department attended the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Conference in San Antonio, Texas to present their findings related to their senior projects. They were exposed to many facets related to Biomedical Engineering. The students attended lectures involving many BME topics and they networked with other attendees.   Dan Greenshields, Rachael Porter, and Justin Killewald presented their poster on a Novel Design of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament for an Injury Prevention Brace.  Their team also won an undergraduate student award for their submission of an extended abstract!  Akram Alsamarae and Lindsay Petku presented a poster related to Gait Analysis for Early Fall Prevention.

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Students attended lectures regarding topics in BME

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LTU Students (L-R) Daniel Greenshields, Rachel Porter, and Justin Killewald presented research based on their senior design project

 

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BMES Meeting Reminder

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The next BMES meeting will be held in E100 on Thursday October 16 at 11:30 am

See you there! 

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engineeringworldhealth: Summer Institute Application Packet for 2015 is OPEN

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EWH Summer Institute

Put your Engineering Skills to Work in the Developing World

Nicaragua–Tanzania–Rwanda

Saving Equipment =Saving Lives

A Different kind of Summer: The EWH Summer institute is a two month program where engineers live in a developing country with a local family, learn hands-on skills and a new language, and use those newly acquired technical skills to improve health care in the community. We are currently offering  programs in Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Rwanda.Click here for an overview of this program:

Top University-Designed Engineering Courses:

The first month is spent learning the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully work in a hospital in the developing world. The text book and laboratory excercises were developed by Duke University and Texas A&M University, and are taught by instructors with decades of experience working on equipment in the developing world. You can even receive course credit towards your degree: Email sl@ewh.org for more details.

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The deadline to apply for the coming summer is January 26th, 2015.

EngineeringWorldHealthSTUDENTS Summer Institute Participants Write:”All in all, I cannot express my gratitude enough. Being in Africa for two months alone was the experience of a lifetime, but actually being ale to work in the hospital hands-on changed the way I view the world forever.”
“More than anything else, my summer experience in Nicaragua has motivated me to try to seek out more opportunities to work in global health in my future.”
“I found and appreciated the engineer in me.”
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Editorial: The Case for Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering Education (Dr. Mansoor Nasir)

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Read it all here: Austin J Biomed Eng. 2014;1(2): 1.

Dr. Mansoor Nasir

BME Courses Updated to Include an Entrepreneurial Perspective

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Biomedical Engineering students at Lawrence Tech. are getting a head-start into an entrepreneurial mindset through a KEEN grant. Dr. Eric Meyer and Dr. Mansoor Nasir are teaching fundamental engineering courses from a new entrepreneurial perspective.  Devices like Fitbit and iHealth have created a “Quantified Self” craze. Using these types of devices is an ideal way to teach entrepreneurial fundamentals.  Students are assigned open-ended problems  just like the real-world where solutions are never simple or straightforward. According to Dr. Meyer, “We are modifying courses across the curriculum to train students to stop thinking only like an engineer or scientist and to start thinking like a product developer.”

To read the full magazine article: http://www.flipmall.net/publishers/140922/keenzine_2/

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President’s Symposium Series: The Role Of Technology In Healthcare

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President’s Symposium and Reception

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Science Building
Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium

Reception:  6:30 p.m.
Symposium: 7:00 p.m.

The distinguished panel will include:

Sean Bumstead – Panelist:  Chief Information Officer
Employee Health Insurance Management, Inc.
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Dr. Glenn Green – Panelist:  Pediatric Otolaryngology
University of Michigan
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Dr. John F. Tu – Panelist:  Vice President
and Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Beaumont Health System
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Matt Roush– Moderator:  Former Technology Editor, WWJ Newsradio 950
Director, Communications and Public Relations
Engineering Society of Detroit

Cost:  Free, but seating is limited.

For questions, please contact Tracy Kash
at 248.204.3500 or tkash@ltu.edu

RSVP Here: https://www.lawrencetech.net/2014symposium

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BME professors give workshop on the entrepreneurship mindset

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Biomedical Engineering professors Dr. Meyer and Dr. Nasir recently gave a workshop titled “Medical Leaps and Bounds” at a conference in Marlette, MI. Conference participants learned how to foster an entrepreneurial mindset into college courses.

“Meyer and Nasir have been developing entrepreneurship skills modules for several courses in the biomedical engineering curriculum. They are using current, real-world opportunities created by the “Quantified Self” social movement to motivate students to practice entrepreneurial-minded learning (EML) techniques.”

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BME Team Finishes Third at Coulter College Competition!

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Representing Lawrence Tech at the Coulter College competition in Florida were (L-R) LTU faculty advisor Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Danielle Manley, Akram Alsamarae, Kaitlyn Tingley, Mateusz Koper, Amanda Bukhtia, and Stephen Krammin. At right is clinical advisor, Dr. Molly McClelland, an assistant professor at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Six students from the Biomedical Engineering Department were selected to participate in the Coulter College competition in Miami, Florida. The competition involved students working in teams to address an unmet clinical need. The students participated in a four day competition in which they addressed a problem and found a novel way to solve it. Students were mentored by experts in the Biomedical field and attended lectures pertaining to FDA regulations and intellectual property. On the final day of the competition, student teams pitched their ideas in a similar format to “Shark Tank.” Lawrence Tech. placed 3rd out of 19 schools and they won the popular vote! The experience helped students understand the various steps needed to execute an idea and allowed students to interact with experts in the Biomedical field.

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BMES Logo Contest

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Design a new logo for the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and you can win $1000 and free registration for the 2015 BMES conference!

The BMES Executive Committee has decided it is time to refresh the Society’s 46-year-old logo, and would like to give BMES members the chance to participate in creating our new image.  

 

Submit your design for a new BMES Logo for a chance to win:

  • 1-year free BMES membership,
  • Free registration for BMES 2015 Annual Meeting
  • $1,000 cash prize


The contest will run from August 25, 2014 to September 30, 2014.

 

For more information: http://bmes.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=283

 

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BMES Conference

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Two student groups are headed to San Antonio, Texas in October to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Conference to present their findings related to their senior projects.  Dan Greenshields, Rachael Porter, and Justin Killewald will present their poster on a Novel Design of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament for an Injury Prevention Brace.  Their team won an undergraduate student award for their submission of an extended abstract!  Akram Alsamarae and Lindsay Petku will present a poster related to Gait Analysis for Early Fall Prevention. Congratulations to both teams!

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