Co-ops and Internships for Summer 2018

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Many BME students are interested and have been advised about the importance of internship experiences. However, most probably don’t realize that the time to start looking for an internship /Co-op for summer is now. Also, many companies do no exclusively advertise their internship on normal job websites, leaving it up to students to find out about them from their websites.

Here are just a couple that are just a few that were recently listed. As with many BME opportunities, these are not in Michigan but looking for outside opportunities can really open up many more options.

  • Stryker Internship: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Ethicon Endo:  1, 2
  • Medtronic: 1, 2

Even if they don’t specifically list BMEs, you may still be able to apply and get the position.

Career Opportunities, Summer Internship

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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Biomedical Engineering Society BMES, Conference, Dr. Eric Meyer, Dr. Gerald L. LeCarpentier, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Dr. Yawen Li, Other, Student Projects

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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Conference, Dr. Yawen Li, Research

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).

Academics, Research

BME Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Its finally here! The second page features summer student experiences. Please contact Dr. Nasir if you would like a hard copy.BME Newsletter - Fall 2017

 

Dr. Mansoor Nasir, NEWSLETTERS!!

Contract CAD Work Opportunity

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Beaumont orthopedic research lab is looking for a student interested in doing some contract CAD work with a Beaumont surgeon. The surgeon is designing some novel implantation using Nitinol and would like it professionally drafted with some CAD software like Solidworks.  The project is for a patent and subsequent commercialization, so this is a pretty unique opportunity that will expose the student to some immediate product development. The surgeon will pay the student either by the project or by the hour, on a freelance basis.

Interested students can contact Dr. Nasir or Dr. Li.

Available Job Now!, Career Opportunities

Co-op and Internship Fair – Oct. 19th 2017

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Career Opportunities, Networking, Summer Internship

Alpha Eta Mu Beta – MINDS Program

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The AEMB Mentoring for INnovative Design Solutions (MINDS) Scholar Program is an innovative approach that provides students with the opportunity to collaborate and network with peers and mentors across the country, while building necessary engineering design skills, including 3 key considerations that are not usually stressed in coursework projects. The 3 key considerations are:

  1. market considerations for commercialization (unmet need, size of market, reimbursement potential, etc.),
  2. regulatory strategy
  3. evaluating prospects for intellectual property protection.

MINDS Scholars enhance their knowledge of product design, and learn how to effectively communicate with teammates and mentors who are from other schools and organizations using collaborative online tools, which are becoming an increasingly important skill in today’s work environment. Participation in  the MINDS Scholar Program is through a competitive application process that takes place annually July- September (click here for application). Students need not be AEMB members to participate. Ideally, you should apply when you are a sophomore or a junior so that you get the most out of the program. AEMB provides travel stipends to all MINDS scholars to attend the initial workshop (up to $600).  Find more information click here.

 

Scholarships, Workshop

Graduate Fellowships

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There are two graduate fellowships with deadlines in the coming weeks. Those of you looking into graduate school should know about these since you can apply for these as a senior. Both fellowships are highly competitive but also highly prestigeous.

  • National Science Foundation – NSF GRFP
Award Amount
$32,000
Deadline
October 24, 2017
  • Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Award Amount
$38,000
Awards Available
http://hertzfoundation.org/fellowships/fellowshipaward
Deadline
October 27, 2017
Grant Opportunities, Scholarships

Bosch Day this Tuesday from 11-2pm (Fireside Lounge in Eng. Building)

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Please see this opportunity tomorrow. Bosch is a company that is involved in many different areas and one of the BME senior is currently an intern there so they do consider BME as well.


We are excited to invite you to Bosch Day at Lawrence Tech University on Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 from 11:00am – 2:00pm. We will be located at the Engineering Building in the Fireside Lounge Area.

This is an opportunity for LTU students and faculty to learn about the Bosch entry level positions, and intern and co-op program which provides students with valuable work experience. You will be speaking directly with Bosch associates, hiring managers, and human resource members. 

Bosch was recently named the #1 automotive supplier in the world for the second consecutive year! Bosch is ranked #87 on the Fortune 500 Best Workplaces list! Come see for yourself what all the hype is about! This event is open to ALL MAJORS!

 You may apply for positions at: Bosch Career Page for Students

Like & Follow our Bosch Campus Facebook Page: Bosch Campus

Available Job Now!, Career Opportunities
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