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ONU Quantified Self Conference

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Dr. Nasir and Dr. Meyer attended a conference at Ohio Northern University on Quantified Self devices.

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Quantified-Self (QS) Roadshow – Bucknell Edition

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QS Roadshow 11/6/15Dr. Mansoor Nasir and Dr. Eric Meyer traveled to Bucknell University in beautiful Lewisburg, PA for the second QS Roadshow event on Nov. 6th, 2015. The workshop was attended by 9 faculty members from Lawrence Tech, Western New England (WNE)  and Bucknell Universities. The roadshow is part of a KEEN Topical Network Grant (PI: Dr. Mansoor Nasir) that is being leveraged to disseminate classroom resources for EML and student engagement around the QS theme. LTU is taking the lead in building the network of faculty and is sharing resources at a dedicated website qsl4eml.ltu.edu.

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Dr. Nasir and Dr. Meyer introduced the learning modules focusing on Entrepreneurial Mindset  Learning (EML) from various engineering and science fields to the attending faculty.

 

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The Dean of College of Engineering at Bucknell, Dr. Keith Buffinton, talked about entrepreneurship at Bucknell and the many opportunities available to the students to bring their ideas to fruition. Dr. Michael Rust, an Associate Professor from the Biomedical Engineering program at WNE, presented the EML module that he developed for his Sophomore level Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering course.

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The half-day event also included a fabulous presentation by a guest speaker, Michael Levan, who is the founder of a local startup venture, Novipod. He specifically talked about Organ Tracker which is an organ tracking and monitoring application that delivers high precision GPS location, temperature, light, shock, humidity, and pressure sensors to organ procurement organizations, labs, pharmacies, and hospitals. He also shared his experiences about entrepreneurship and in commercializing a new technology.

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The presentation was attended by 20 BME seniors from Bucknell. During the afternoon, the faculty toured the various maker lab facilities available to the Bucknell students.

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The overall reception of the event was extremely positive and will foster future collaborations between the faculty from these universities.

New Graduate Course Starting F2015

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BME 6303 “Cellular Mechanobiology” is being offered for the first time during the Fall semester of 2015.

Dr. Eric G. Meyer is excited to lead this course covering cutting edge topics in Biomedical Engineering. Specifically, the course will cover the biochemical signaling that occurs in cells in response to various mechanical environmental conditions. Topics include the mechanical behavior of live cells during cell motility, force generation, and interaction with the extracellular matrix; the advanced biomechanical testing tools used for in vitro characterization of living cells; the mechanotransduction processes that convert mechanical forces into biochemical signaling in cells, tissues, and organs.

The textbook is Introduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology By; Jacobs, Huang, and Kwon. ISBN 978-0-8153-4425-4. Additional references will be provided as needed.

Introduction, Concepts, the Cell as a Framework
Historical Foundation
Cell Biology Review
Growth and functional adaptation
Solid Mechanics Review
Fluid Mechanics Review
Statistical Mechanics
Cellular Polymers
Cellular Networks
Cell Membrane
Cell Migration
Cell Contraction
Mechanotransduction
Hormone/Biochemical Influences
Applications in Tissue Engineering
Tendon Mechanoregulation
Cartilage Mechanoregulation
Bone Mechanoregulation
Neovascularization
Comparative Biomechanics

The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:15 PM. Students will be assessed based on occasional homework assignments, projects, in class journal article reviews, and an exam covering the first part of the course.

For more information about this course or the new Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program at LTU, contact Dr. Meyer.

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:

 

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Enhancing undergraduate education through research-based learning: a longitudinal case study
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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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Biomedical Engineering Workshop Hosted at LTU

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Faculty from 12 Colleges attended a BME workshop at LTU. The main goal of this workshop was to encourage the entrepreneurship mindset of students and for entrepreneurship should be integrated into the curriculum. Few engineers have come up with a concept and followed through to get the idea funded. The goal is to help students in real life situations by giving them opportunities in the classroom to explore the field from the mindset of an entrepreneur.

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http://keennetwork.org/blog/?p=2602

Quantified-Self (QS) Roadshow – LTU Edition

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Dr. Mansoor Nasir and Dr. Eric Meyer hosted 13 faculty members from Lawrence Tech, Kettering University and Ohio Northern in the first event of the Quantified-Self Roadshow seriesFaculty from the original KEEN Topical Grant on Quantified self (PI: Dr. Eric Meyer) ) shared the modules focusing on Entrepreneurial Mindset  Learning (EML) from various engineering and science fields. The roadshow is part of a KEEN Topical Network Grant (PI: Dr. Mansoor Nasir) that is being leveraged to disseminate classroom resources for EML and student engagement around the QS theme. LTU is taking the lead in building the network of faculty and is sharing resources at a dedicated website qsl4eml.ltu.edu.

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The half-day mini-workshop also included a great presentation by a guest speaker, Dr. Daniel Johnson, who is commercializing a powered exoskeleton for the lumbar spine through a local startup venture, Exodynamics. Student from various departments and workshop faculty attended the presentation where Dr. Johnson shared his experiences about entrepreneurship and in commercializing a new technology.

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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 Professors Host Faculty Workshop

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During the past year Dr.  Meyer and Dr.  Nasir have used Quantied-Self (QS), a popular social movement that uses technology to record data on all aspects of people’s lives (diet, exercise, sleep, insulin levels, etc.) to weave entrepreneurship into the biomedical engineering curriculum.

On Friday, April 24, 2015 they are hosting a faculty workshop that will cover the methodology for implementation of entrepreneurial minded learning in specific examples of course modules. Other faculty from LTU and Kettering University that have used the QS theme in their classes will also share their experiences.

http://qs4eml.ltu.edu/

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BME Senior Project Poster Presentation

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BME Seniors presented posters to BME, Arts and Science Faculty as well as members of the industrial advisory board on 04/16/2015. Some projects also demonstrated their design prototypes. The Wireless Auscultation group was rated as the best poster. The students (Stephen Krammin, Danielle Manley and Matt Koper) received $25 gift card. Many students from BME and Life Sciences also attended the event and interacted with the seniors.

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