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Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates – University of Connecticut

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Applications are now being accepted for Year 2 of the Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates in the Summer 2018! E-REU aims to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. For more information: http://e-reu.engr.uconn.edu/

 

Solid State Devices – Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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The Holcombe Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Clemson University is seeking applicants for a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This NSF funded program is entitled: “REU Site: Solid-State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics Technology”. The REU supports up to 10 summer students, with one to four semesters remaining in their undergraduate programs, to become involved with a faculty member and graduate students for a 10 week research experience at Clemson. The program is open to undergraduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Bioengineering, and Physics. Closely related disciplines may also be considered. The program provides summer housing on campus for the students and pays a generous stipend.

A flyer describing the program can be found here, with a link to the REU Program Website. Interested students can apply from this site.

2018 Program Start date: May 21, 2018 End date: July 27, 2018
Priority application deadline: March 2, 2018

Micro and nanofabrication of solid-state devices are rapidly becoming the key drivers of interdisciplinary research in emerging fields such as nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanomechanics, nanophysics, and biophysics. Such technology is a critical component of modern economic development, and leadership in research is a key to sustained US economic competitiveness. One of the greatest challenges in maintaining that leadership is the limited number of undergraduates from US engineering programs who pursue graduate studies in solid-state devices and the related topics of materials and device processing. The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (“the SURE program”) in Solid-State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics Technology was created to address this need.

Summer 2018 – Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering REU Opportunity

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National Science Foundation funded Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) will offer a summer (June 12-August 17) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2018. Students in the program will have the opportunity to participate in innovative research at the neural interface, as well as to attend special sessions on ethics, communication skills, laboratory safety and other selected topics.  At the end of the 10 week program students will present their work to the CSNE community in a research symposium.  Details about the program and application materials can be found at:

http://csne-erc.org/content/research-experience-undergraduates

See: CSNE REU Flyer 2018

 

Michigan Academy 2018 Conference

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The Michigan Academy (themichiganacademy.orgholds a local conference that takes place each year somewhere in Michigan. Every year, a few LTU faculty and students present education and research related work at this conference. Students working on senior or research projects are encouraged to submit an abstract. This year the conference will be on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Central Michigan University , Mt. Pleasant,  MI.

CALL FOR PAPERS: To view the Call for Papers go to our website  and click on “Conference Information” located in the right toolbar. You may also use this link to be directed to our Google Drive account: Call for Papers (Please log out of all Google accounts before clicking this link.)

EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  December 8, 2017  If you submit an abstract by 12/8/16, you will have a chance to win free conference registration ($70 value for faculty/others or $90 for students).

SUBMIT A 200 WORD ABSTRACT:  Use this link to submit your 200 word abstract: Submit!

PRESENTERS:  Primarily Higher Education Faculty, Administrators, Librarians, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Students. (Undergrads must have faculty sponsors!).

LTU students present at the Biomaterials Day Symposium at University of Michigan

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On October 6, a group of BME students and two faculty members (Dr. Yawen Li and Dr. Michael Lancina) attended the Biomaterials Day Symposium sponsored by the Society of Biomaterials and hosted by the University of Michigan. The symposium has a keynote speaker (Dr. Bill Wagner from the University of Pittsburgh) and other invited speakers, industry and faculty career development panels centered on recent advances in biomaterials, and over 80 student oral/poster presentations. Over 200 undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from 17 universities in the upper midwest attended the one-day event.

Five LTU students (Nicole Ravenscroft, Andrew Lyzen, John Peponis, Angelica Guardia and Kathm Alismail) presented their research at the poster session, and had a lot of productive discussions with students and faculty from other universities. The symposium was a perfect venue for LTU students in the Advanced Biomaterials course ( BME 6213/5093) taught by Dr. Li this semester, to see research on this topic.

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PhD Position at University of Michigan

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PhD Position, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory, led by Dr. David Lipps, at the University of Michigan is actively seeking a new doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology. Exceptional candidates will be considered for full funding through a teaching or research assistantship.

Our laboratory is pursuing numerous projects related to quantifying and improving upper extremity function in breast cancer survivors. Potential projects for this student including (i) identifying neuromuscular impairments following a variety of breast cancer treatments or (ii) leading clinical trials to improve upper extremity function in breast cancer survivors. These project will involve assessments of patients and healthy controls using biomechanical, electromyographic, and ultrasound imaging-based measurements under the supervision of Prof. David Lipps, Ph.D.

Applicants should have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, biomedical engineering, or mechanical engineering. Previous biomechanics research experience, journal publications, high GRE scores, and a high GPA from previous academic work are highly desirable. The student will need to gain admittance to the University of Michigan Movement Science doctoral program for Fall 2018. Students are encouraged to submit an application in advance of the Feb. 1 deadline for full consideration of funding. Information about the Movement Science Ph.D. program can be found at: http://www.kines.umich.edu/graduate-admissions. Applications submitted by January 15, 2018 will receive full funding consideration. Please contact Prof. Lipps for additional details on these opening (dlipps@umich.edu).

Research Engineer in Biomechanical Engineering

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Opportunity: A 1-year full-time contract (renewable) as a research engineer in biomechanical and biomaterials engineering at the Lawson Research Institute located in Victoria Hospital, London, ON, Canada (www.lawsonresearch.com), which is affiliated with Western University (www.uwo.ca)

Research Context: The research engineer will work in a new 300 sq.ft. laboratory fully equipped with Instron testers, a strain gage system, a thermographic stress analysis system, computers for CAD modeling and finite element analysis, and other instrumentation. The research engineer will report directly to Dr. Emil Schemitsch (orthopaedic surgeon) and Dr. Radovan Zdero (biomechanical engineer).

Research Topics: Measuring bone mechanical properties; stress analysis of orthopaedic implants for joint replacement and fracture fixation; spine biomechanics; and developing new biomaterials.

Research Tasks: Mechanical testing; CAD modeling; finite element analysis; data analysis; assisting with writing journal articles; and assisting with writing research funding applications.

Background Skills: BEng/BASc or MEng/MASc in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent; experience with mechanical testing, CAD modeling, and finite element analysis will be helpful, but not mandatory; excellent English language skills (reading, writing, speaking).

Start Date: Review of applications will begin immediately with a start date of Sept 1, 2017, or soon after. Position will remain open until filled. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Applications: Send a cover letter, full CV, and contact info for 3 references (combined into a single PDF document) to:

Dr. Radovan Zdero, PhD, CEng, MIMechE
radovan.zdero@lhsc.on.ca

 

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:

  • Microscopy (Angélica Guardia)
  • Biosensing (Aimee Tomlinson)IMG_0356
  • Continuous monitoring (Marquise Walker)
  • EMG Pattern Recognition (Daniel Moscoso)IMG_0357

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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Microfluidics Symposium 2017 – University of Michigan

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The Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program (MBSTP) is a National Institute of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) funding training program that supports an interdisciplinary approach to graduate training that emphasizes biomedical microfluidics.

Every year they hold a symposium at University of Michigan focusing on Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip devices. This year’s symposium is on May 3rd, 2017 and the guest speaker is Dr. Stephen Quake (Stanford), who is a highly respected research scientist in this area. There is also a student poster session. The event is highly recommended from any BME students interested in learning about graduate research.

Please see the flyer for more details and how to register

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