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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!).

Annual BMES Conference Recap

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Lawrence Technological University was well-represented at the 2017 annual conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), held in October 11-14th, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz.

On the research end, two master’s degree students, Nicole Ravenscroft and Andrew Lyzen, and two undergraduates, Angelica Guardia and Kathm Alismail, presented research posters.

Nicole reported her research on developing a microfabricated device for studying the toxicity of various agents to endothelial cells — the cells that line blood vessels. She also presented a poster about a microfluidic device to detect MRSA bacteria. Andrew presented his master’s research project on designing a bioreactor to promote differentiation of a certain type of stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells, to regenerate cartilage. Angelica and Kathm presented their undergraduate research on developing a scaffold made of collagen, the body’s most abundant protein, for ligament tissue engineering.

Among faculty, Dr.  Nasir, presented two papers in the education track. The first was a poster on the importance of design and prototyping for biomedical engineers, and included classroom assignments developed by Dr. Nasir and Dr. Meyer, to practice these skills. This poster was among the handful of posters awarded “the best poster award” at the conference. The second was a presentation providing the unique nature of a collaboration between LTU and the University of Detroit Mercy to create senior capstone projects that produced prototype products to assist people with disabilities.

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Patent Examiner Job (Biomedical Engineering) – USPTO

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A patent examiner (PE) reviews applications to determine whether patents can be granted for inventions. Patents give inventors the right to exclude others from making or selling their inventions for a limited time. As a U.S. patent examiner, you will handle these basic patent examining functions:

  • Search prior art to ensure that an invention is new and unique. Prior art is information that has been disclosed to the public about an invention before a given date – including any related patents, published articles and public demonstrations.
  • Review patent applications to ensure conformity to formal requirements.
  • Write legal office actions on patentability and respond to patent applicants.

GS-7: Perform basic patent examining functions with extensive instructions from the supervisor. Training will develop the ability to apply technical concepts to the patent examining process. Assignments combine performance of productive work with supervised on-the-job training.

Open & closing dates: 09/11/2017 to 10/23/2017

Location: Alexandria, VA

More information can be found here

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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ScribeAmerica Now Hiring Medical Scribes in Troy and West Bloomfield, MI

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BMES 2016 Annual Meeting

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The BMES 2016 Annual Meeting is taking place from October 5-8th at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. LTU students and faculty will be representing the BME Department at our table. You can register and book your hotel here.

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Biomedical Engineering Society Welcomes You Back!

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As the school year starts that means it time for all those great organizations you know and love to start back up again. The Biomedical Engineering Society will have a booth set up in the atrium on Thursday, August 25th from 12pm to 2pm so you can come out and learn about all the new and exciting things we have going on this year.BMES LTU

The first meeting of the year is also scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th at 5:15pm in the cool Welcome center (C 406) which is located above the LTU OneStop! The date is coming up quick so make sure to mark your calendars and come out to see all that the organization has to offer. Meet new friends from all levels of education who share a common love for biomedical engineering and learn how to further your experience and education. (Shhhh….. There will be food at the meeting!)

Hope to see everyone at these two events. Once again welcome back and GO BLUE DEVILS!

Please connect with BMES on facebook @ www.facebook.com/ltubmes

Terumo Job Opportunity

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A few of our BME students are or have worked at Terumo in Ann Arbor. This position is specifically working with two of Terumo’s products:
1- CDI – Blood Parameter Monitoring System
2- Heart and Lung Machine

This position is responsible to provide support to the Design Assessment team through product testing approaches. This will include researching, analyzing, selecting, and applying the appropriate test methods. 1. Primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.

More details about the position can be found in the attached document (Terumo_Position_2016).

For more information and to apply for the position, please contact document

Breanna Smolen
Scientific Recruiter, Aerotek
734-585-7521

bsmolen@aerotek.com

Lawrence Tech wins $50,000 DENSO grant for Haptics

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Lawrence Technological University has been awarded $50,000 to fund Advanced Haptics for Automation and Control Systems. Dr. Mansoor Nasir, the PI of the grant, along with colleagues in Biomedical Engineering (Dr. Eric Meyer), Robotics (James Kern), Psychology (Dr. Franco Delogu) and Electrical Engineering (Dr. Nabih Jaber) will use this grant to built the capacity for Haptics research and education at LTU. The grant will be used to buy tools and instrumentation to expose LTU students to the area of Haptics which deals with the sense of touch. Haptics applications include the design, development and evaluation of human-computer interfaces in automotive, telesurgery and virtual reality.

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As one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers with operations in 32 countries and regions, DENSO provides capabilities in research and design, development, manufacturing and delivery of advanced automotive technology, systems and components to the automotive industry.

2016 Senior Projects Poster Presentation

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April 19th was the 2016 Senior Projects Poster Presentation. BME Seniors presented their project posters to the BME Faculty and the BME Department’s Industrial Advisory Board. Students received feedback on their poster design and progress of their project from researchers, entrepreneurs, and professors.

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