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BME Summer Camp 2017

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The ever popular BME summer camp took place from July 10th –  14th on LTU campus. All LTU BME faculty and three student (John Peponis, Kathm Alismail and Hayley Walkowski) worked with 18 energetic students from schools across Michigan as well as Chicago and New York on various hands-on activities and projects.  The students also took a trip to Providence hospital where they visited the simulation lab, imaging center and the orthopedic lab.

Good luck to the participating students and have a great rest of the summer

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2017 Commencement – Seniors Graduate!

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Congratulations to Biomedical Engineering senior who graduated and were part of the commencement ceremonies on May 6th, 2017. We wish the new alumni all the best in their future endeavors and hope that they will continue to raise LTU’s banner where ever they go.

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From L-R: Dr. Gerald LeCarpentier, Dr. Eric Meyer, Dr. Yawen Li, Mario Rossi, Alexandria Glumb, Robert Karas, Corina Malone, John Peponis, Teresa Montes, Aimee Tomlinson, Brian Zola, Maryam Alghafli, Anne Tucker, Norah Hammad, Brendon Clover, Fatimah Aljafer, Patrick Caren, Tyler Winningham and Curtis Ackermann

LTU / UDM Collaboration Senior Projects (2017)

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Every year BME students from LTU and Mechanical Engineering and Nursing students from University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) collaborate on senior projects where they develop working prototypes of assistive care devices for patients with physical disabilities. The ‘clients’ are from the VA Hospital, Detroit and this collaboration is a great example of how students can bring different skills together to bring innovative ideas to life. The feedback from the clients is especially gratifying. This year the VA decided to have an event where these products were unveiled to the client and high level administrators from both universities and the hospital were in attendance.

The students gave short presentations and then demonstrated their product to the audience which included their clients. In addition members of various local media outlets were present to record the event and it got good press coverage in all major networks. Some of these are below:

These projects take a lot of coordination and communication but the appreciation from the veterans is extremely gratifying and really highlights the motivation for BME students to make direct impact on people’s lives.
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2017 Research Day

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Four BME students were recipients of the Presidential Undergraduate Research Award and presented their research findings at the 2017 LTU Research Day on Friday April 7th, 2017. The undergraduate research projects ranged in different areas:

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  • Continuous monitoring (Marquise Walker)
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BME Department takes pride in having students that engage in faculty mentored, independent research projects while maintaining a full course load. Congratulations!

Students interested in research experience should contact BME faculty.
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LTU Biomedical Engineering rated among the Best Value Small College programs

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Several programs at Lawrence Technological University have been rated among the Best Value Small College programs by the college ranking website Best Value Schools for 2017.

Lawrence Tech was ranked No. 9 in the nation for civil engineering, No. 10 for biomedical engineering, and No. 11 for its mathematics program.

For the biomedical and civil engineering rankings, listed schools must offer at least one targeted program for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in the field. For the math award, three relevant programs must be offered. Schools must also demonstrate a commitment to cost control and a 50 percent graduation rate. The website said it used NCIS College Navigator database and program research to make its rankings, based on academic breadth and depth, student support, and affordability.

The website said LTU’s biomedical engineering “curriculum encourages creativity and innovation as much as science and math, making it the perfect academic melting pot for anyone who wants to apply abstract ideas to real world problems … The demanding program requires a minimum of 132 credit hours and includes four main areas of focus: bioelectronics, biofluids, biomaterials, and biomechanics. In addition, each student in this top biomedical engineering undergraduate program receives a laptop and access to industry-standard software that they can use in laboratory and design classes.

The full list can be found here: http://www.bestvalueschools.com/small-colleges/chemical-biomedical-engineering/

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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Commencement 2016

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The Biomedical Engineering department would like to extend a well-earned congratulations to the Class of 2016.

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The graduating class includes

Guys: L to R

Owen Cameron

Nathan Yuen
Nick Denny
Ryan Reed
Adam Gohl
Nick Colarossi
Kevin Mozurkewich
Justin Pularski

 

Girls: Left to Right
Fatima Alhaji
Muntha Issa
Alex Eddington
Not pictured (Alla Nori, Colin Thompson, John Peponis, Alex Brudny)

We wish you luck in all you endeavors, go Blue Devils!

 

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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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