Taubman Complex Progress

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As we make our way through summer we move closer to the opening of the newest building on campus, the Taubman Complex. The Taubman Complex was designed with Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) in mind as it aims to bring together biomedical engineering, robotics, life sciences and architectural engineering under one roof. The building will feature new lab spaces and studio classrooms to build upon the idea of theory and practice.

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The move in date for the Taubman Complex is set for July 5, 2016. As the day approaches construction is starting to wind down as they move closer to completion and begin stocking it with equipment and furniture.  Be sure to check out some of the sneak peek photos posted below.

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Jobs at Brain Power

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Came across this while looking at the wearable devices out there that are being developed for medical applications.

Brain Power focuses on using Google glass for App development for Autistic people.

Check them out at http://www.brain-power.com/jobs/

BrainPower 

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Immediate Internship Position at Beaumont Hospital

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This was forwarded to me by our alum Michael Newton on behalf of Erin Baker. Please contact directly.


I lead the orthopaedic implant retrieval program at Beaumont Hospital’s Royal Oak, MI campus. Our program is expanding from a 3-hospital to 8-hospital collection this year. I am hoping to hire a Biomedical Engineering student (or similar degree) beginning in June 2016. The position would last through April/May 2017, and the student would be hired as 36-hour/week intern. However, the position may not require 36 hours/week every week.

I am looking for someone who is hands-on and motivated. Ideal candidate has an interest in biomaterials, enjoys microscopy, learning new equipment/techniques, a research lab environment in a hospital setting, writing and other forms of communication (e.g. presentations, abstracts), and working in a small team (our lab/department is staffed by 8 engineers and 2 research coordinators). Biology and/or musculoskeletal anatomy knowledge preferred.

This is a great position for students interested in applying to medical and graduate school, or interested in research careers post-graduation.

Please have any interested student email me directly (erin.baker@beaumont.org<mailto:erin.baker@beaumont.org>), with their resume, cover letter, and a technical writing sample. Interviews will be scheduled immediately.

Thanks,
Erin

Erin Baker, MS
Research Engineer II, Retrieved Orthopaedic Implant Registry, Orthopaedic Research, Beaumont Health
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

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Qualified Self and the Entrepreneurial Mindset Webinar (May 16th, 2016)

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Keen-Tag-OnDarkKEEN Webinar Hosted by Dr. Eric Meyer and Dr. Mansoor Nasir

Monday, May 16, 2016
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.  EDT
www.engineeringunleased.com

Have you been looking for more ways to expand the learning of your students? Or maybe you are looking for a way to bridge together what students are learning and the real world entrepreneurial side that struggles to find its way into the classroom. Well for the answers to this questions and many others be sure to join us on this webinar focused on the entrepreneurial mindset.

Dr. Eric Meyer and Dr. Mansoor Nasir’s teaching approach is to give all students in biomedical engineering multiple opportunities to practice entrepreneurially minded learning (EML). Discover how they developed EML modules centered on the theme of Quantified-Self (QS) devices. The presenters will describe how this project has impacted their early faculty career development, led to course revisions, and is currently being utilized by faculty around the country.

All participants will be given access to the EML activities utilizing QS devices to implement in their own classrooms.

To reserve your spot make sure to register here.

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Kaleidoscope – Design Engineer (ME/BME)

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 Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Background

Founded in 1989, Kaleidoscope is an innovation and design consultancy. We form lasting partnerships with our clients to uncover meaningful insights, create new ideas and deliver products, services and experiences that transform business. We offer strategically developed deep subject matter expertise across key industries, positioning us to deliver unprecedented value in each. Our depth of knowledge provides a catalyst that generates new insights, ideas, products and services.

Our team of talented strategists, researchers, designers and engineers combine their expertise with a share a passion to make the world a better place for our clients, their customers and consumers. We are honored to have such long standing and new business partnerships with Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Ford, Smith & Nephew, Microsoft and Whirlpool.

If you’d like to join our team of designers and product developers, we’d like to talk with you!

Please note that Kaleidoscope does not provide monetary assistance with a visa of any kind.

Description

Our Engineering team solves our customers most difficult problems in areas such as wearable technology, eye surgery, water filtration, blood analysis or man-machine interfaces just to name a few.

Kaleidoscope is looking for a mechanical engineer who can lead the development of world changing products. The ideal candidate is creative, has diverse problem solving skills and enjoys analysis and modeling as much as getting their hands dirty testing concepts in the lab.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with clients to identify and understand challenges and explore and develop innovative engineering solutions
  • Executes high quality design solutions with a great deal of autonomy
  • Manages presentations and other deliverables for internal and external audiences
  • Creates detailed 3D CAD models of parts and assemblies with high efficiency
  • Assist with development of detailed product documentation, plans, proposals
  • Recommends process changes to improve quality, cost and schedule
  • Understands and delivers products that meet ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards
  • Participates in the development of proposals and sizings for projects

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering required
  • Experience in new product development, required
  • Experience in healthcare or medical devices, preferred
  • 0-3 years of relevant industry experience (medical device, consumer goods, consumer/commercial electronics)
  • Experience designing in 3D CAD required, Solidworks preferred
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment with advanced testing and analysis instrumentation
  • Experience facilitating creative problem solving sessions a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a variety of methods at a high degree of professionalism.
  • High level of interpersonal and human relations skills in dealings with colleagues and clients
  • Proven success managing competing demands and balancing multiple priorities while ensuring deadlines are met
  • Ability to maintain rational and objective demeanor/actions when faced with stressful and/or emotional situations
  • Proficiency with MS Office/Project, ideally versed in Adobe Creative Suite

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Annual Research Day (April 8th,2016)

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Research Day celebrates the incredible breadth of research being conducted across Lawrence Technological University. On the day faculty and students present research activities in presentations and posters. This is a great way to learn about the research process and find projects that you want to be involved in.

All BME students who have been involved in directed research projects over summer or during regular school year, are required highly encouraged to submit an abstract. This will not only pad your resumes but also give you some valuable presentation practice. The abstracts are due with March 25th and you should work with your research mentor on abstract preparation.

http://www.ltu.edu/provosts_office/call_for_abstracts.asp

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Providence Hospital Student Summer Biomedical Research Program

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The Student Summer Program in Biomedical Research offered at Providence Hospital, Department of Biomedical Research, offers graduated senior high school students and college undergraduates the opportunity to learn research methods and to explore career opportunities in medicine. A total of twenty candidates will be selected for one 3-week session (July 5 through July 29, 2015).

You can get more information here. The deadline for applications is March 18th, 2016.

I know that the program is highly competitive but I have communicated with Dr. David Svinarich in the past about it and he knows that LTU BME students are interested in the opportunity. So if you are interested, I highly recommend that you to contact him and get more information immediately. His email and phone are listed on the webpage linked above. You can contact me with questions and use me as a reference if you like.

Here is the application from for 2016: Providence Hospital Student Summer Program Application

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ESD Job Fair – May 9th

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Engineering & Technology Job Fair

Monday, May 9, 2016
2:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

Employers: Find the Talent You Need

If you’ve been trying to hire people in engineering and technology, nobody needs to tell you about the reality of the shortage of skilled workers.

Fortunately there’s help. The Engineering Society of Detroit’s Job Fair regularly draws hundreds of skilled, qualified engineers, scientists, IT professionals and skilled-trades workers.  Meet face-to-face with talented students and professionals at all levels of experience, from seasoned mid-career experts in their fields to young people seeking internships.

For complete exhibit package information, as well as the event’s schedule and downloadable forms, click here or contact Leslie Smith, CMP, at 248-353-0735 ext. 152or lsmith@esd.org.

Past ESD Job Fairs have had more than 50 companies on  hand, offering more than 3,000 great engineering and technology jobs. Past companies have included Aisin, Bartech, DENSO, DTE Energy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, G-Tech Services, Michigan Department of Transportation, Trillium Technical, TST Tooling Software, Unique Systems Design, Inc. and Visteon Corporation.

Cost:
ESD Members:  Free*
Non-Members: $15 if registered by April 28, 2016; $20 if registered after April 28, 2016. Registration includes a one-year membership to ESD. Offer good for new, first-time members only.

*Please Note: Only current, paid ESD members may attend for free. Your dues must be up to date.
For more information or to register to attend, click here.

Career Opportunities, Networking

Internship at Valeo

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Valeo, which focuses on design, manufacturing and sale of automotive spare parts, is currently looking for an intern. The lead systems engineer is an LTU BME Alumni (Class of 2013) and reached out to us. If you are interested then please contact:

Lorraine Novak (lorraine.novak@valeo.com)
Systems Engineer – Vision Systems
Valeo Comfort and Driving Assistance
150 Stephenson Hwy
Troy, MI 48083 – USA

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Quantified-Self (QS) Roadshow – Bucknell Edition

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QS Roadshow 11/6/15Dr. Mansoor Nasir and Dr. Eric Meyer traveled to Bucknell University in beautiful Lewisburg, PA for the second QS Roadshow event on Nov. 6th, 2015. The workshop was attended by 9 faculty members from Lawrence Tech, Western New England (WNE)  and Bucknell Universities. The roadshow is part of a KEEN Topical Network Grant (PI: Dr. Mansoor Nasir) that is being leveraged to disseminate classroom resources for EML and student engagement around the QS theme. LTU is taking the lead in building the network of faculty and is sharing resources at a dedicated website qsl4eml.ltu.edu.

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Dr. Nasir and Dr. Meyer introduced the learning modules focusing on Entrepreneurial Mindset  Learning (EML) from various engineering and science fields to the attending faculty.

 

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The Dean of College of Engineering at Bucknell, Dr. Keith Buffinton, talked about entrepreneurship at Bucknell and the many opportunities available to the students to bring their ideas to fruition. Dr. Michael Rust, an Associate Professor from the Biomedical Engineering program at WNE, presented the EML module that he developed for his Sophomore level Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering course.

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The half-day event also included a fabulous presentation by a guest speaker, Michael Levan, who is the founder of a local startup venture, Novipod. He specifically talked about Organ Tracker which is an organ tracking and monitoring application that delivers high precision GPS location, temperature, light, shock, humidity, and pressure sensors to organ procurement organizations, labs, pharmacies, and hospitals. He also shared his experiences about entrepreneurship and in commercializing a new technology.

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The presentation was attended by 20 BME seniors from Bucknell. During the afternoon, the faculty toured the various maker lab facilities available to the Bucknell students.

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The overall reception of the event was extremely positive and will foster future collaborations between the faculty from these universities.

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