2018 SBME Scholarship Award Winner

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Natalie Rios receives SBME Scholarship for Leadership and Innovation Natalie Rios received the $1,000 SBME Scholarship for Leadership and Innovation for the 2018/19 school year for her exceptional job at stating her leadership capabilities. Currently, Natalie serves as the outreach coordinator for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), her first project manager role. As outreach coordinator,… Read more »

2018 BME E-Days Awards

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E-Days (Engineering Days) is a longstanding annual showcase of capstone senior design projects. On Thursday, April 12, 2018, five members of the SBME Advisory Board served as judges and provided four biomedical engineering teams with cash awards at E-Days. This year, ten industry members also served as BME judges, critically evaluating student projects on technical content,… Read more »

First Woman to Lead the SBME Industry Advisory Board

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It is fitting that in our 10th anniversary year of celebration we also usher in another transition for the SBME Advisory Board. Julie Dunn will serve as the next chair of the board. Julie is the medical director of trauma research and education for the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. She… Read more »

BME Students Prepare for 8-Day Trip to Ecuador

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80% of the world’s amputees live in developing countries, and only 2% have access to prosthetic care.  – World Health Organization “I can’t study abroad. It won’t fit in my curriculum.” “I want to help people.” “I want hands-on experience.” These are comments often made by undergraduate biomedical engineering students at CSU. The undergraduate program… Read more »

Awards ceremony honors SBME faculty

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At the 2017 All-College Awards ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 14, award winners and patent recipients from the CSU School of Biomedical Engineering were recognized for outstanding achievements and overall excellence. Nominations were accepted through faculty and staff, and each award highlights achievements made throughout the previous year. Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering All-College Awards… Read more »

Brett Eppich Beal receives Jack E. Cermak Advising Award

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The 2017 Celebrate! Colorado State Awards were presented to outstanding members of the Ram Family on April 18. Senior Undergraduate Academic Advisor Brett Eppich Beal received the Jack E. Cermak Advising Award, which was created in 1984 to honor excellence in academic advising, including recognition by students and peers as an outstanding advisor, capacity to… Read more »

Bacterial biofilms, begone

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By some estimates, bacterial strains resistant to antibiotics – so-called superbugs – will cause more deaths than cancer by 2050. Colorado State University biomedical and chemistry researchers are using creative tactics to subvert these superbugs and their mechanisms of invasion. In particular, they’re devising new ways to keep harmful bacteria from forming sticky matrices called biofilms… Read more »

Lab works to revolutionize tissue regeneration in injured patients

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Matthew Kipper’s lab is currently incorporating electrospinning into research for biomedical applications. His work was recognized by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation in 2011, and he continues to make strides with this research. Biomedical engineering graduate student Raimundo Romero is currently working on replicating native bone tissue structure to enhance bone graft healing in injured patients…. Read more »

Communication workshop helps BME students succeed

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On May 9, the School of Biomedical Engineering hosted Eric Wilbur, founder and managing partner of MindShare Advantage, to present a workshop titled “Communication Skills: Jumping from Academia to Industry” to graduate students enrolled in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering as well as 5th-year undergraduate students in the Biomedical Engineering degree program. In… Read more »

New SBME Faculty Members

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We welcome two new SBME core faculty members Dave Bark, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who recently joined the School of Biomedical Engineering. His research interests focus on cardiovascular fluid dynamics and biomechanics, with an aim of understanding how cells produce and respond to forces in a flow environment… Read more »