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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.


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.



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!

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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.


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:

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.


BMES 2015

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Two Announcement related to BMES 2015 which will be in Tampa from Oct 7-10. Last year we have two groups that traveled to BMES and it was a great experience for them. I highly encourage you to submit and also consider the design competition. Any BME faculty can help you with the abstract or other requirements for the two items:

1) BMES 2015 Conference

In order for you to attend the BMES conference you have to submit a one-page abstract format will be required this year. This format will allow reviewers to more effectively choose those abstracts which are best suited for podium presentations.

The abstract should include:

  • title
  • introduction
  • description of the materials and methods used
  • study results (including up to one figure)
  • discussion of how this work fits into the context of greater societal needs.

Please review the abstract template on the submission site:

During the submission process, please select the most appropriate track & subtrack from the list provided in the online system, or choose the track and “other” if no named sessions seem appropriate. You may request to present your work in a platform or in a poster session. The technical program committee will attempt to honor your preference, but may not always be able to do so. Presentations may be scheduled on any of the three days of the meeting. All accepted presenters must register for the full meeting.

The submission deadline is April 23, 2015. A The nominal abstract processing fee of $35 is a submission fee and does not apply towards the required meeting registration.

2) BMES Design Competition:

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will hold its first ever Student Design Competition this year. All BMES undergraduate student members engaged in student design projects are encouraged to apply and enter the competition which is being sponsored by Medtronic.

The application deadline is May 25, 2015. The 2015 Design Theme is Bioinstrumentation!!

All design team members MUST be BMES Student Members and BMES student chapter members in good standing. Top 6 proposals will be chosen and those teams will present, via oral presentations, at BMES 2015 Annual Meeting in Tampa (Oct 7-10, specific day to be determined). At the meeting, the top 6 teams will be narrowed down to the top 3 winners. Winners will receive monetary awards. This is a great opportunity to showcase projects and to network with product development and design professionals in BME.

Design competition details are available at the BMES website at:

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:


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


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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