President’s Symposium Series – Sept. 26, 2017

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Inclusive Technology: Seeking to Do Good

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 p.m., S100, reception follows
Free, but seating is limited. Reservations not required.

At a time when technology is often used to divide and exclude and when the latest upgrade can be more about status than ability, there are people who use technology to unite and empower. As a technological university, Lawrence Tech educates students on how to use and master various technologies and develop new innovations. The most ambitious part of this mission is to help these future leaders understand and pursue the positive role that technology can have on our society.

Lilian Crum (Director, Graphic Design and Interaction Design, LTU)

Mercedes Mane (President and CEO, PlantLink, Oso Technologies)
Malcolm McCullough (Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan)
Julie Bateman (Director of Operations, Vayu, LLC)
Meg Green (Experience Architect, Pillar Technology)


Career Opportunity with CIA

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On October 4th, 2017 the CIA will be bringing their officers for a one day program at LTU. Students and faculty will have the opportunity to learn about the opportunities available within the CIA, ask questions and understand what is needed to pursue a career in the CIA (or other intelligence) utilizing their field of study.  In addition, they will learn about various student opportunities with the CIA.

Space is limited.  Interested students must submit their resume for consideration, as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to Professor Nadia Fadel-Bazzi, College of Management ( 

The following are some general standards we are looking for in students:

  • min 3.0 GPA
  • STEM majors/concentrations
  • U.S. Citizens would benefit most (non-citizens will not be able to obtain student or career opportunities with the CIA)

Below is a tentative schedule of events for the day:

  • 9:00am-10:30am: Meeting with STEM Faculty (breakfast/coffee meeting)
  • 11:00-12:15: Officer Panel and Q&A with students (includes technical recruiter, among others) (lunch)
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm: Office hours (pre-scheduled student advising appointments/resume review)

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Professor Nadia Fadel-Bazzi, College of Management ( or Meaghan, STEM Program Associate (

Career Opportunities

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


Eighth Innovation Encounter

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This is a good opportunity for Seniors working capstone design or past projects


Team Competition
October 20–21, 2017
$100 per team (early bird)

Innovation Encounter is a competitive collegiate event that cultivates:

  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Entrepreneurial mindset

Student teams step out of the classroom and into a “real world” arena to develop a viable solution to a realistic industry problem. Nationwide, collegiate teams from the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) engage with industry professionals who evaluate solutions presented by the students. (Eight team limit from KEEN schools).

Each team is expected to support their solutions with a business plan. Technical skills are tested and risks are assessed within limited time constraints. Students are challenged to efficiently manage their time individually and jointly.


More information:

Competitions, KEEN

BMES Student Chapter Meeting Tomorrow – (Free Pizza)

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Please come to the first meeting of the BMES student chapter.

It will be on 8/29/2017 at Noon in E108. There will be free pizza and you can hear about the various activities that have been planned and benefits of being part of the BMES organization.

We look forward to seeing you there!



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Research Engineer Job – Cleveland Clinic

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Please take a look at the link below for this job opportunity. They are specifically looking for someone with a Bachelors in BME/ME/EE

Req #: 16132



Professional Area: RESEARCH


Job Code: T26035

Schedule: FULL TIME


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ESD Job Fair

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A complete list of the companies hiring can be found here

Career Opportunities, Events

Professional Engineering (PE) Exam Course through ESD

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Currently there is no PE exam for Biomedical Engineering but students can enhance their job prospects but taking the PE exam in another related area, usually Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

Engineering Society of Detroit conducts classes with experienced instructors for preparation for the State licensing exam in a variety of disciplines ranging from civil and environmental to mechanical and electrical engineering. The cost is subsidized for ESD members and students can become ESD members for a nominal cost. Relevant information is below:

PE Review Course
Classes begin August 26, 2017
August 26 – October 7, 2017
PE Civil: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
PE Mechanical, Environmental and Electrical: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
State Exam Date: October 27, 2017 and April 13, 2018
For more information including course fees and how to register for the
PE Review Course, click here, or call Fran Mahoney at 248-353-0735, ext. 116.


Career Opportunities

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 (, which is affiliated with Western University (

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


Career Opportunities, Research

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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