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2017 Commencement – Seniors Graduate!

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Congratulations to Biomedical Engineering senior who graduated and were part of the commencement ceremonies on May 6th, 2017. We wish the new alumni all the best in their future endeavors and hope that they will continue to raise LTU’s banner where ever they go.

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From L-R: Dr. Gerald LeCarpentier, Dr. Eric Meyer, Dr. Yawen Li, Mario Rossi, Alexandria Glumb, Robert Karas, Corina Malone, John Peponis, Teresa Montes, Aimee Tomlinson, Brian Zola, Maryam Alghafli, Anne Tucker, Norah Hammad, Brendon Clover, Fatimah Aljafer, Patrick Caren, Tyler Winningham and Curtis Ackermann

Introducing the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program at Lawrence Tech

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These are exciting times for biomedical engineers. As the so-called “baby-boomers” reach 70 years of age next year, we are faced with an older population demographic as well as numerous challenges not yet fully addressed in our field.

The MSBME program (Flyer) is designed to enhance the knowledge of advanced and emerging topics in the field. Lawrence Tech’s signature combination of theory and practice provides 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.

Students will take one advanced mathematics and one advanced biology/physiology course, three biomedical engineering courses and one to three additional elective courses to complete the degree (MSBME Flowchart). 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 a Master’s Design Project or a Master’s Research Thesis for the 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 (5year dual enrollment).

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.

Eric G. Meyer, PhD (emeyer@ltu.edu), Director of Master’s Program, Biomedical Engineering

Commencement 2015

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BME @LTU is proud of the graduating seniors, Class of 2015. The students include Akram AlSamarae, Ameer Al Khafaji, Malak Alkhaqany, Amanda Bukhtia,  Christopher Harris, Mateusz Koper, Stephen Krammin, Danielle Manley, Patricia Nahas, Rachel Porter, Dominique Reed and Kaitlyn Tingley.

Congratulations!!

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Stephen Osterhoff Wins 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award

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Stephen Osterhoff was honored at President’s Banquet. Also in the picture are LTU President Virinder Moudgil, Dr. Mansoor Nasir and Dr. Nabil Grace.

 

Biomedical Engineering student Stephen Osterhoff (Class of ’14) is the 2014 male recipient of the Ed Donley Distinguished Graduate Awards presented annually by the LTU Alumni Association to one male and one female graduating student for excellence in academic, community, and campus leadership.

Stephen graduated from biomedical engineering program at LTU. He was the president of the Alpha Eta Mu Beta Biomedical Engineering Honor Society, a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, and the recipient of the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Outstanding Student Award. He also participated in the 2012 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition and volunteered at Robofest events.

This year Stephen completed research on low-cost microfluidic devices with Dr. Mansoor Nasir while maintaining an internship at Terumo. The research work was presented during 2014 LTU Research Day. Stephen was honored during the President Banquet on April 2nd, at Shriners Silver Garden Events Center.

He is employed by Terumo Cardiovascular Systems and plans to pursue a master’s in electrical engineering.

The annual award was established in 2002 and renamed in honor of Ed Donley, BME’43, in recognition of his extraordinary leadership and philanthropic contributions. The two recipients receive a gold signet ring courtesy of Balfour Artcarved Rings.

 

Cranbrook Art Museum Lecture Nov. 16th

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Corrie Van Sice on Saturday, November 16 at noon.
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Cranbrook Art Museum is hosting a lecture by Corrie Van Sice on Saturday, November 16 at noon. I would like to offer you and up to ten of your students free admission to this lecture.

Cultural Amnesia: Synthetic Biology and the Mechanism of Life
Corrie Van Sice (Creative Researcher)

A consultant, engineer, and lecturer, Corrie Van Sice investigates the technologies that shape the world of the future. She works with biologists, artists, and designers to develop new fabrication technologies and applies concepts of bio-mimesis, sustainability, and ecological design to those technologies. Corrie earned her MPS in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has worked with organizations as varied as MakerBot Industries in Brooklyn, NY and Aalto University in Finland.

For more information about events at Cranbrook Art Museum on Saturday, November 16, please visit http://www.cranbrookart.edu/museum/CAMpe2.html.

If you or your students are interested in attending the lecture, please email me so I can comp the admission for your group.

I hope you are able to join us!

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Kelly S. Lyons
Curator of Education
Cranbrook Art Museum

KLyons@cranbrook.edu
248.645.3314

Detroit Diesel Corp. On Campus Wednesday Nov 6th Detroit Diesel Corp Employer Flyer60

Detroit Diesel Corporation will be on campus Wednesday,November 6, 2013 in E101, Engineering Building for an employer information session. The Talent Acquisition team will be discussing company highlights, currently open opportunities, and performing resume critiques. This is a wonderful opportunity for our engineering students to discover what they have to offer but to also gain career experience from an employer. Detroit Diesel will also be bringing a truck along which will be parked at the northwest entrance of

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the engineering building for a ‘show and tell’ session. We invite faculty and students to join us for discussion and pizza. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me in the OCS.

Amanda Deacon, MA, LPC, NCC
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BME NEWSLETTER FALL 2013

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Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Kerr ( BSBME’10) – Fall 2013 Newsletter

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The following article is from the Fall 2013 BME Newsletter:

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Kevin Kerr, Corrective and Preventive Actions Engineer (CAPA) at Terumo Cardiovascular Systems in Ann Arbor

What are you up to now? I am working as a Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) Engineer at Terumo Cardiovascular Systems in Ann Arbor.  I help to identify and fix systemic or high risk issues identified on our Class III medical devices or on our quality system.
What is a typical day like for you?  I get to interface with many facets of the company such as analyzing information from complaints or investigating problems.  I really enjoy that I work with so many different departments like meeting with Design Engineers, discussing data with Software Engineers, and presenting summaries to the heads of departments.  There’s a lot of  running around but seeing a problem get fixed, or stopping a potential hazard feels great.
How did your time at Lawrence Tech prepare you for your career?  Lawrence Tech helped teach me how to communicate with people.  Technical communication can often be a challenge and LTU really prepared me for discussing complex concepts.  I use the statistics skills I developed at LTU almost every day since my job often requires working with large groups of data.  Lawrence Tech helped me learn the core biomedical, electrical, and chemical concepts to understand obstacles and to implement a solution to overcome them.
What organizations and activities were you involved in at Lawrence Tech?  I was a member of LTU Boot Camp which helped me stay in shape throughout my college career and helped me make a bunch of great friends.  I remember having a blast going to the great concerts, activities, and movies as well.
What is your best memory of Lawrence Tech? I once got lost trying to take a shortcut through the Architecture building and stumbled upon a James Bond movie showing.  I stayed to watch and after the movie I met a couple of friends who I still argue with about who the best James Bond is.
What is one piece of advice you would give to the current BME student at LTU?  Find a summer internship even if you have to get one in automotive, mechanical, or electrical.  Many people transition from their internship into a full time job after college.  Lawrence Tech will give you the tools for success, you have to put yourself out there so that you can make the connections that will get you a great job.

 

Service in the Dominican Republic | The Eco Challenge

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 LDR 2001 Leadership Models & Practices – Spring Semester 2014 Trip.

The Office of Leadership Programs and Study Abroad is hosting a trip with EF College Study Tours to the Dominican Republic during Lawrence Tech’s Spring Break, March 8-15, 2014. The trip is being offered as part of LDR 2001 Leadership Models & Practices in the Spring Semester 2014. Freshman and Sophomores who have taken Univeristy Seminar may participate for credit towards LDR 2001. This will be its own section.

-This will be a great way to learn about yourself and your place in this world by facilitating personal growth, developing a global perspective, and discovering your leadership potential. You will also learn about how a non-profit organization runs and even learn to speak a little Spanish

-The trip will comprise mostly of environmental service projects working with Dominican citizens and Peace Corps members. There will also be fun excursions such as white water rafting, hiking to a local river and waterfall, visiting a manatee sanctuary, playing sports with the locals, and participating in cultural activities.

The trip is open to all students, but If you are interested in going on the trip as part of the course, please visit this page and enter your information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Q4WRIErYl_2Rwkt2cOHcInvGuGqXVxcCo9tiLMknK-0/viewform
Contact leadership@ltu.edu for more details about the course.

You can find more information about the trip on the EF website: http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/1373417
Here you can register for just $95 down and can set up a monthly payment plan.
The deadline for Advanced Enrollment is October 31, 2013.

If you have any questions about the trip or the course, please contact me:
Davey McConnell- dmcconnel@ltu.edu – (248)-204-2416


Davey McConnell
Office of Leadership Programs and Study Abroad

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Once again we say…Welcome Back

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Front row: Interim Director Dr.Elin Jensen, Faculty Yawen Li, 2ndRow Administrative support Bridgett Bailiff, Faculty Dr. Eric Meyer, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, and Dr. Jeff Morrissette

The biomedical engineering and life science faculty have been busy this past summer implementing new activities and opportunities for our freshman through senior students.  Returning students have noticed that room E108 – Bioinstrumentation Lab now has a new look.  The biomechanics gait analysis laboratory has secured funding from the DENSO Foundation to support research in human and machine interaction (see story on page xx).  We are very excited about this collaboration with the electrical engineering and robotic engineering programs.  Freshman students are enjoying working in the new collaboration space in room E109.   When you are on your way to the Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope or the BioMEMS laboratories, stop by to check out the new learning environment.

The Life Science Advisory Board welcomes two new members.  Mrs. Janelle Schrot from Materilize (MIMICS suite) and Dr. Ren You from Terumo Heart Inc. We look forward to working with these members and organizations as we continue to improve and expand the biomedical engineering program.

Finally, the biomedical engineering program thanks all the students and alumni who accepted the invitation to participate in the focus group meetings in the spring semester.  The focus groups provided valuable input on the needs and expectations of program graduates.  The biomedical engineering program educational objectives articulate the expected capabilities of graduates 3 to 5 years after graduation and they are:

  1. Graduates of the BSBME program apply foundational sciences and a wide range of engineering principles in order to lead cross-functional teams developing, designing, and verifying the function of medical technologies and services.   
  2.  Graduates of the BSBME program conduct translational biomedical engineering research while adhering to government compliance requirements and regulatory protocols.
  3.  Graduates of the BSBME program exhibit and demand the highest ethical and safety standards in their research and profession.
  4.  Graduates of the BSBME program are contributing members of the profession and society, and stay informed of current research and professional developments through advanced graduate studies and life-long education.

Enjoy your fall semester and your journey in discovering Lawrence Technological University!

Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Kerr

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Kevin Kerr, Engineer at Terumo Cardiovascular Systems in Ann Arbor

What are you up to now? I am working as a Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) Engineer at Terumo Cardiovascular Systems in Ann Arbor. I help to identify and fix systemic or high risk issues identified on our Class III medical devices or on

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our quality system. What is a typical day like for you? I get to interface with many facets of the company such as analyzing information from complaints or investigating problems. I really enjoy that I work with so many different departments like meeting with Design Engineers, discussing data with Software Engineers, and presenting summaries to the heads of departments. There’s a lot of running around but seeing a problem get fixed, or stopping a potential hazard feels great.

How did your time at Lawrence Tech prepare you for your career? Lawrence Tech helped teach me how to communicate with people. Technical communication can often be a challenge and LTU really prepared me for discussing complex concepts. I use the statistics skills I developed at LTU almost every day since my job often requires working with large groups of data. Lawrence Tech helped me learn the core biomedical, electrical and chemical concepts to understand obstacles and to implement a solution to overcome them. What organizations and activities were you involved in at Lawrence Tech? I was a member of LTU Boot Camp which helped me stay in shape throughout my college career and helped me make a bunch of great friends. I remember having a blast going to the great concerts, activities, and movies as well.What is your best memory of Lawrence Tech? I once got lost trying to take a shortcut through the Architecture building and stumbled upon a James Bond movie showing. I stayed to watch and after the movie I met a couple of friends who I still argue with about who the best James Bond is.

What is one piece of advice you would give to the current BME students at LTU? Find a summer internship even if you have to get one in automotive, mechanical, or electrical. Many people transition form their internship into a full time job after college. Lawrence Tech will give you the tools for success, you have to put your self out there so that you can make the connections that will get you a great job.

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