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Nanotechnology Summer Camp

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Tomorrow July 25 kicks off the start of a week of new and exciting things for high school students looking to learn more about nanotechnology.

Students will explore the mysteries of matter at the level of atoms and molecules. At the nanoscale(there are 25,400,000 nanometers to an inch), copper can become transparent and aluminum combustible. They will learn about the unexpected behavior of materials at the nanoscale in interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and lab tours. Students will even discover how we can mimic nature to make better sticky tape and stain-proof pants. No science knowledge is required.

Good luck students, we look forward to having you and posting about your experiences!

Biomedical Engineering Summer Camp

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Tomorrow July 11 kicks off the start of a week of new and exciting things for high school students looking to learn more about biomedical engineering.

Students will explore the role of a biomedical engineer in designing procedures and equipment that assist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury, make medical testing less intrusive, and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Team projects will acquaint students with basic engineering design tools and the instrumentation used in medical settings.

Good luck students, we look forward to having you and posting about your experiences!

SB3C Conference Presentation and Student Design Competition

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To add on to a busy week Dr. Meyer will also be representing Lawrence Technological University at the SB3C Conference in National Harbor, MD from June 29 – July 2. This conference will focus on the impact of biomechanics on healthcare.

Dr. Meyer’s presentation will cover the department’s most recent project Quantified Self (SB3C2016_MeyerQS4EML). He will also cover a summer biomechanics project (SB3C2016_WeaverTrain).

A senior project group will also be presenting their research on a new adaptation to the traditional knee scooter (SB3C2016_FoldGoScooter).

Good Luck Guys!

2016 ASEE Annual Conference

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Tomorrow the biomedical engineering faculty will be representing Lawrence Technological University at the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference in New Orleans. They will be talking about some of  our most recent work and upcoming programs the program has to offer. Presentation topic will include:

Using Quantified Self as a Learning Tool to Engage Students in Entrepreneurially Minded Learning and Engineering Design [view paper] Dr. Michael J. Rust (Western New England University), Dr. Mansoor Nasir (Lawrence Technological University), and Dr. Eric G. Meyer (Lawrence Technological University)

A Nanotechnology Summer Camp for High School Students: Activities Design and Student Feedback [view paper] Dr. Liping Liu (Lawrence Technological University), Dr. Mansoor Nasir(Lawrence Technological University), Dr. Yawen Li (Lawrence Technological University), Dr. Selin Arslan (Lawrence Technological University), Dr. Changgong Zhou (Lawrence Technological University), and Dr. Hsiao-Ping H. Moore (Lawrenece Technological University)

Multidisciplinary Patient-Centered Capstone Senior Design Projects [view paper] Dr. Mansoor Nasir (Lawrence Technological University), Dr. Darrell K. Kleinke P.E. (University of Detroit Mercy), and Dr. Molly McClelland (University of Detroit Mercy)

Project-based Learning in a Forensic Engineering Course [view paper] Dr. Mansoor Nasir (Lawrence Technological University), Dr. Eric G Meyer (Lawrence Technological University), and Brian Thomas Weaver PE (Explico Engineering Co. )

Sensing Angular Kinematics by Embedding an Open-source Electronics Design Project into a Required Biomechanics Course [view paper]Dr. Eric G Meyer (Lawrence Technological University) and Dr. Brent L Ulrey (Western New England University)
Good Luck!

Taubman Complex Progress

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As we make our way through summer we move closer to the opening of the newest building on campus, the Taubman Complex. The Taubman Complex was designed with Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) in mind as it aims to bring together biomedical engineering, robotics, life sciences and architectural engineering under one roof. The building will feature new lab spaces and studio classrooms to build upon the idea of theory and practice.

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The move in date for the Taubman Complex is set for July 5, 2016. As the day approaches construction is starting to wind down as they move closer to completion and begin stocking it with equipment and furniture.  Be sure to check out some of the sneak peek photos posted below.

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Immediate Internship Position at Beaumont Hospital

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This was forwarded to me by our alum Michael Newton on behalf of Erin Baker. Please contact directly.


I lead the orthopaedic implant retrieval program at Beaumont Hospital’s Royal Oak, MI campus. Our program is expanding from a 3-hospital to 8-hospital collection this year. I am hoping to hire a Biomedical Engineering student (or similar degree) beginning in June 2016. The position would last through April/May 2017, and the student would be hired as 36-hour/week intern. However, the position may not require 36 hours/week every week.

I am looking for someone who is hands-on and motivated. Ideal candidate has an interest in biomaterials, enjoys microscopy, learning new equipment/techniques, a research lab environment in a hospital setting, writing and other forms of communication (e.g. presentations, abstracts), and working in a small team (our lab/department is staffed by 8 engineers and 2 research coordinators). Biology and/or musculoskeletal anatomy knowledge preferred.

This is a great position for students interested in applying to medical and graduate school, or interested in research careers post-graduation.

Please have any interested student email me directly (erin.baker@beaumont.org<mailto:erin.baker@beaumont.org>), with their resume, cover letter, and a technical writing sample. Interviews will be scheduled immediately.

Thanks,
Erin

Erin Baker, MS
Research Engineer II, Retrieved Orthopaedic Implant Registry, Orthopaedic Research, Beaumont Health
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Qualified Self and the Entrepreneurial Mindset Webinar (May 16th, 2016)

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Keen-Tag-OnDarkKEEN Webinar Hosted by Dr. Eric Meyer and Dr. Mansoor Nasir

Monday, May 16, 2016
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.  EDT
www.engineeringunleased.com

Have you been looking for more ways to expand the learning of your students? Or maybe you are looking for a way to bridge together what students are learning and the real world entrepreneurial side that struggles to find its way into the classroom. Well for the answers to this questions and many others be sure to join us on this webinar focused on the entrepreneurial mindset.

Dr. Eric Meyer and Dr. Mansoor Nasir’s teaching approach is to give all students in biomedical engineering multiple opportunities to practice entrepreneurially minded learning (EML). Discover how they developed EML modules centered on the theme of Quantified-Self (QS) devices. The presenters will describe how this project has impacted their early faculty career development, led to course revisions, and is currently being utilized by faculty around the country.

All participants will be given access to the EML activities utilizing QS devices to implement in their own classrooms.

To reserve your spot make sure to register here.

Providence Hospital Student Summer Biomedical Research Program

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The Student Summer Program in Biomedical Research offered at Providence Hospital, Department of Biomedical Research, offers graduated senior high school students and college undergraduates the opportunity to learn research methods and to explore career opportunities in medicine. A total of twenty candidates will be selected for one 3-week session (July 5 through July 29, 2015).

You can get more information here. The deadline for applications is March 18th, 2016.

I know that the program is highly competitive but I have communicated with Dr. David Svinarich in the past about it and he knows that LTU BME students are interested in the opportunity. So if you are interested, I highly recommend that you to contact him and get more information immediately. His email and phone are listed on the webpage linked above. You can contact me with questions and use me as a reference if you like.

Here is the application from for 2016: Providence Hospital Student Summer Program Application

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.

Nanotechnology Seminar on Nov. 4th

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You can catch the video of this seminar here

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