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:
- 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.
- Graduates of the BSBME program conduct translational biomedical engineering research while adhering to government compliance requirements and regulatory protocols.
- Graduates of the BSBME program exhibit and demand the highest ethical and safety standards in their research and profession.
- 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!