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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

Research Seminar – Friday 24th, 2017

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NSF Summer Research at Cleveland State University

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RE@CSU
Rehabilitation Engineering at Cleveland State University
A Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
June 4 – August 11, 2017

If you are an undergraduate student interested in creating and using technology to transform the lives of people with disabilities, this program is for you. This is an opportunity to explore a career path that is meaningful and significant and touches lives. We are looking for students at all undergraduate levels majoring in engineering, computer science, or a related area.

You will be immersed in a community of undergraduate researchers, graduate students, engineering mentors, health care professionals, and, most importantly, people with disabilities. Together you will work on research projects to restore movement to people with paralyzed arms, develop new prosthetic legs, help improve balance in older adults, and explore the mechanics of injured joints. For ten weeks during the summer you will live at Cleveland State University and work in research labs at CSU and in hospitals in Cleveland.

Benefits include:

  • personal interaction with people with disabilities
  • participation in cutting edge rehabilitation research
  • membership in a supporting research community
  • one on one mentoring
  • help preparing for graduate school applications or a job search
  • opportunity to travel to and present your research at an academic conference
  • $5000 stipend
  • free room and meal plan
  • free travel to and from Cleveland

For more details please visit
https://www.csuohio.edu/engineering/recsu/

To apply for the program please visit
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/recsu/

SB3C Conference

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SB3C (Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport) conference is in Tuscon AZ from June 21-24, 2017. Students involved in research projects are highly encouraged to submit abstracts. Please contact your advisors.


1. BS-Level Student Paper Competition!  We recognize that the mid-January deadline can be problematic for undergraduate researchers, and will accept BS-Level Student Paper Competition entries through February 15th.  Note that this is only for the BS-Level entries; the deadline for the MS- and PhD-Level competition is the same as regular abstract submission.
Learn More About the Student Paper Competition

2. No presubmission required for the Undergraduate Design Competition!
Students entering the Undergraduate Design Competition no longer need to submit an intent-to-submit by the regular abstract deadline. They will only submit a final abstract by February 15, 2017 through the OASIS system.

3. Diversity Travel Award Application – Available Now!
The Diversity Travel Award applications are due by February 15, 2017 with expected notification of recipients near the time of abstract acceptance.

 

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