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BME Career Conference at Wayne State University

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Annual BMES Conference Recap

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Lawrence Technological University was well-represented at the 2017 annual conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), held in October 11-14th, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz.

On the research end, two master’s degree students, Nicole Ravenscroft and Andrew Lyzen, and two undergraduates, Angelica Guardia and Kathm Alismail, presented research posters.

Nicole reported her research on developing a microfabricated device for studying the toxicity of various agents to endothelial cells — the cells that line blood vessels. She also presented a poster about a microfluidic device to detect MRSA bacteria. Andrew presented his master’s research project on designing a bioreactor to promote differentiation of a certain type of stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells, to regenerate cartilage. Angelica and Kathm presented their undergraduate research on developing a scaffold made of collagen, the body’s most abundant protein, for ligament tissue engineering.

Among faculty, Dr.  Nasir, presented two papers in the education track. The first was a poster on the importance of design and prototyping for biomedical engineers, and included classroom assignments developed by Dr. Nasir and Dr. Meyer, to practice these skills. This poster was among the handful of posters awarded “the best poster award” at the conference. The second was a presentation providing the unique nature of a collaboration between LTU and the University of Detroit Mercy to create senior capstone projects that produced prototype products to assist people with disabilities.

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BMES Student Chapter Meeting Tomorrow – (Free Pizza)

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Please come to the first meeting of the BMES student chapter.

It will be on 8/29/2017 at Noon in E108. There will be free pizza and you can hear about the various activities that have been planned and benefits of being part of the BMES organization.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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BMES 2017 CMBE Conference

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BMES 2016 Annual Meeting

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The BMES 2016 Annual Meeting is taking place from October 5-8th at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. LTU students and faculty will be representing the BME Department at our table. You can register and book your hotel here.

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2016 Midwest BME Regional Conference

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Are you looking to expand your horizion and make new connections in the field of biomedical engineering? Or maybe even looking for a job after graduation. If you answered yes then you should look into attending the 2016 Midwest BME Regional Conferance held at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign on November 4th, 2016. The flyer is attached below for more information but be sure to attend the BMES meeting schedualed for August 30th, 2016 at 5:15 for more infromation.

 

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Biomedical Engineering Society Welcomes You Back!

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As the school year starts that means it time for all those great organizations you know and love to start back up again. The Biomedical Engineering Society will have a booth set up in the atrium on Thursday, August 25th from 12pm to 2pm so you can come out and learn about all the new and exciting things we have going on this year.BMES LTU

The first meeting of the year is also scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th at 5:15pm in the cool Welcome center (C 406) which is located above the LTU OneStop! The date is coming up quick so make sure to mark your calendars and come out to see all that the organization has to offer. Meet new friends from all levels of education who share a common love for biomedical engineering and learn how to further your experience and education. (Shhhh….. There will be food at the meeting!)

Hope to see everyone at these two events. Once again welcome back and GO BLUE DEVILS!

Please connect with BMES on facebook @ www.facebook.com/ltubmes

BMES 2015 Annual Conference in Tampa

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Lawrence Tech faculty, Dr Mansoor Nasir and Dr. Jerry LeCarpentier attended the Annual Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES 2015) conference from Oct. 7-11 in Tampa, FL.

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Two seniors from the BME department, John Peponis and Fatmah Alhaji also accompanied them. Fatmah Alhaji presented a poster titled “Piezoelectric Actuator for Microfluidic Mixing Applications” that covered the research she did on Dr. Nasir’s seed grant during the summer.

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Lawrence Tech setup a booth in the exhibit to promote the new Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering at LTU and the students also helped out with the booth. Overall it was a great experience for everyone with some excellent talks and panel discussions. The weather in Tampa was also not too shabby

 

Students Attend Coulter College Competition in Coral Gables, FL

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LTU had six BME students attend a conference/competition in Coral Gables Florida. Lawrence Tech was joined by 19 other schools. Coulter College is a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations. Student design teams are guided by faculty and clinical experts through a highly dynamic process designed to help them better understand how innovations can meet clinical needs, while providing tools and approaches used to evolve identified problems into novel solutions. The program is supported by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

This was the 2nd year in a row that Lawrence Tech applied and was accepted as one of the schools to attend.

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From left to right: Colin Thomson, Nick Denney, Corina Malone, Muntha Issa, Ryan Reed, Brendon Clover and Dr. Mansoor Nasir.

 

Coulter College 2015

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Last year a team of six BME students, Dr. Nasir and a Clinician entered the Coulter College Workshop which is a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations. The LTU team, entering for the first time, came in third place out of 22 teams. The program which is part of BMES enables participants to take what they learn forward to their senior design courses. At the workshop, student design teams are guided by faculty and clinical experts through a highly dynamic process designed to help them better understand how innovations can meet clinical needs, while providing tools and approaches used to evolve identified problems into novel solutions.

Past student and faculty participants have found BMES Coulter College to be very beneficial and previous design faculty members have used the BMES Coulter College experience to enhance their design courses. In addition to the onsite activities, students will be required to complete limited pre-Coulter College assignments in preparation for the course.

The dates for the program are August 13-16, 2015 in Coral Gables, FL (southwest of downtown Miami). The faculty and student participants must be able to commit to three days (two partial days and two full days) of an intensive workshop integrating lectures, team projects and presentations.

Coulter College team applications are due April 8, 2015. Each team application must be submitted by a BME student design faculty member currently affiliated with a university who teaches or previously taught senior design (Dr. Nasir).  Those selected to participate will be eligible to receive a stipend to defray travel costs and will be provided with meals and lodging. Accepted teams will be announced in late April.

For more information about BMES Coulter College and to submit a team application, please visit: http://bmes.org/coulter

In order for the teams to work there needs to be commitment from six student. Interested students should contact Dr. Nasir ASAP. In case of interest from more than six students, priority will be given to Juniors who are preparing to start senior project in Fall 2015. However, students at other grade levels are also encouraged to consider this opportunity.

 

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