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Now accepting applications for NEW Master’s program!

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It is not too late to submit your application to join the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program at Lawrence Tech for the fall semester.

    The MSBME program is designed to enhance the knowledge of professionals for advanced and emerging topics in the field. Lawrence Tech’s signature combination of theory and practice is designed to provide you with enhanced knowledge of specialized tools and technologies, the ability to formulate and solve advanced engineering problems, design systems or processes, and evaluate complex systems and newly created knowledge.
    Our faculty have expertise in biomechanics, tissue engineering, bioMEMS, bioinstrumentation, and medical imaging. They are your partners as you work on applied research and design projects.
    The core of the MSBME program consists of 6-8 lecture courses and 2-4 laboratory, design and/or research courses. Students have a choice of one advanced mathematics and one advanced biology/physiology course, three biomedical engineering courses and one to three additional elective courses to complete the degree. Your selection of courses from wide spectrum of topics provides the ability to tailor your degree to fit your interests.
    Finally, you will also have the option to complete either 1-2 Master’s Design Project courses or 2-3 Master’s Research Thesis courses for the engineering capstone experience. Early in the program, you can select a BME faculty member to serve as your adviser and to work with to determine the scope of your Project or Thesis work.

    The eligibility for the program is not limited to graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering; interested students from other engineering and science backgrounds are also eligible to enroll in this program. Up to two of the courses may be completed during a dual-enrollment option or transferred from another graduate program.


It is a challenging curriculum. I am confident that each of our students will be up to the task, and I very enthusiastically welcome you. You can find various current activities as well as our faculty interests on our website

http://www.ltu.edu/engineering/biomedical/

Best Regards,

Eric G. Meyer, PhD
Director of Master’s Program, Biomedical Engineering

ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Seattle, WA

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The ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education. The conference’s main focus is to promote the exchange of ideas among the different teaching staff on the different teaching methods and curriculum they find best. It is a chance for all to share new ideas and gain knowledge from others. The BME department here at LTU attended the conference.

We had two presentations and a poster:

 

FostIMG_4431ering the entrepreneurial mindset through the development of multidisciplinary learning modules based on the ”Quantified Self” social movement
Dr. Eric G Meyer and Dr. Mansoor Nasir

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Enhancing undergraduate education through research-based learning: a longitudinal case study
Dr. Yawen Li

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Providing Diverse Opportunities for Capstone Projects in Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Dr. Eric G Meyer and Dr. Yawen Li

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KEEN Provides a Grant to Update BME Courses

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Dr. Meyer and Dr. Nasir have been working on updating some key courses of the BME curriculum to give students more real world examples of BME related topics. One of these topics is the improvement and development of quantified self (QS) devices. These devices are a result of the public wanting to keep track of their personal health using hand held devices that monitor their: heart rate, calories burned, speed, steps taken and many other data points that monitor your performance. KEEN has provided a grant to Dr. Meyer and Dr. Nasir to improve the BME curriculum using QS. Students will be exposed to new ideas and technologies throughout their courses at LTU. The professors are trying to get students to look at and solve real world problems with confidence in their early years in the BME program. With help from KEEN, they can now provide the knowledge required to provide new projects in the classroom to better prepare students.

 

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http://qs4eml.ltu.edu/ (QS Project)

http://keennetwork.org/blog/?p=2580 (KEEN Blog Post)

Orthopedics class tours local hospitals

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Students from the BME elective “Engineering Applications in Orthopedics” recently toured two Orthopedic Research Labs at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Providence Hospital in Southfield.

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BME Presentations and Posters at LTU Research Day 2015

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Lawrence Technological University’s Research Day is an annual event held to bring faculty and students together to foster a culture of interdisciplinary research. This year, the Biomedical Engineering department had three presentations and three posters on display for Research Day 2015.

Presentations given:

“Gait Analysis for Early Fall Prediction”
Mansoor Nasir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Akram AlSamarae, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Lindsay Petku, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

“Increased Primary Stability and Bone-Implant Contact with a Novel Osteotomy Preparation Technique Termed Osseodensification”
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Daniel Greenshields, MS in Mechanical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Salah Huwais, DDS, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Application of Piezoelectric Polymer Film to Sensing and Actuation within Microfluidic Systems”
Michael Moeller, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Mansoor Nasir, PhD, Assist Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
James A. Mynderse, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

BME Presentations

 

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Posters on display:

“Additive Manufacturing as a Viable Alternative for Production of Stainless Steel Tools”
Kevin Mozurkewich, BS in Biomedical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

“Effect of Industrial Projectile Impact on a Surrogate Head-Form: Implications for Industrial Work Injuries”
Akram Alsamarae, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Brian Weaver, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Stephanie Rossman, Doctor of Engineering Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

“Novel Design of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Prevention Brace”
Daniel Greenshields, MS in Mechanical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Rachel Porter, BS in Biomedical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Justin Killewald, BS in Biomedical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

BME Posters

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LTU to host workshop for BME faculty

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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.

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.”

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 (by howard). 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/

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!

Introducing High School Students to Biomedical Engineering through Summer Camps

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Dr. Mansoor Nasir along with Dr. Eric Meyer and Joseph Seta presented the following abstract at the ASEE Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana in June.

 

Introducing High School Students to Biomedical Engineering through Summer Camps

Mansoor Nasir, Joeseph Seta, Eric G. Meyer

Summer camps provide many high school students their first opportunity to learn about various disciplines in the engineering profession. A week-long summer camp in Biomedical Engineering (BME) was used to introduce students to many of the topics that make up this discipline, and to engage them in learning through hands-on activities, discussions and lab tours. The BME topic areas that were covered in this summer camp were biomechanics, bioMEMS, medical imaging and medical sensors. Of the students that responded in the exit surveys, 71% of student rated the summer camp as good and 57% said that they will probably recommend the camp to others. Summer camps and outreach days for high school students can be an effective means for introducing young people to BME through tailored activities that used the resources available at the host academic institution.”

 

To read more: Summer Camp Abstract

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