BME T-Shirts Deadline!

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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:


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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

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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.



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

Beaumont Hospital Job Opportunity

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The  Orthopaedic Research Labaratory at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is seeking a co-op position. See job description below:

We are looking to add a co-op student (paid position) to our orthopaedic research laboratory, located on the campus of Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak, from December 2014 through August 2015, with the option of working through December 2015 (preferred). This is a 36 hour/week commitment (M-F). The position includes working with staff engineers in the Biomechanics, Joint Wear Simulation and Biomaterials sections of the laboratory. The student will assist with biomechanical testing, imaging/analysis of histology, wear simulation, data/statistical analyses, and programming. Because the student will be fully integrated in multiple research studies, we also anticipate the student will write and contribute to manuscript preparation for journal submission, thus qualifying for authorship. This position is a great launching pad for a student interested in graduate school and/or a research-based career.


The co-op student should be:

1.      An undergraduate Biomedical, Materials, Mechanical Engineering student

2.      Available from December 2104-August 2015 (preference given to students able to stay until December 2015, but all eligible students are encouraged to apply)

3.      Experienced in MATLAB (at least one semester)

4.      Able to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team

Students should apply by sending the following information to

1.      Cover letter

2.      Resume

3.      Technical writing sample (e.g. lab report in which you were the lead author)

Available Job Now!, Career Opportunities

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.


Students attended lectures regarding topics in BME


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


Biomedical Engineering Society BMES, Events, Networking, Research, Senior Projects

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


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 for more details.


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.”
Academics, Available Job Now!, Career Opportunities, Faculty Journals

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:

Academics, Dr. Eric Meyer, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Faculty Members

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

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BME professors give workshop on the entrepreneurship mindset

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Eric and Mansoor

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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Dr. Eric Meyer, Dr. Mansoor Nasir
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