BME Graduate Student Nguyen-Truong Receives Founder’s Award

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Graduate Students from the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering presented 54 outstanding research posters at the 2018 Graduate Student Showcase on November 13. Congratulations go to Michael Nguyen-Truong, School of Biomedical Engineering, for receiving this year’s Founder’s Award for his presentation “Different Mechanical Properties Between Adult Sheep Right and Left Ventricles.” The Founder’s Award… Read more »

Munsky’s groundbreaking advancements to predictive biological modeling published in PNAS

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The Munsky group of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and their collaborators at Vanderbilt University are currently at the forefront of predictive modeling in Systems Biology research. Brian Munsky, School of Biomedical Engineering student Zachary Fox, and their co-investigators, Gregor Neuert and Guoliang Li of Vanderbilt University and Douglas Shepherd of the University… Read more »

Research team makes cover of prestigious journal

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In June, the Journal of Materials Chemistry B—Materials for Biology and Medicine featured research from Associate Professor Melissa Reynolds’ Therapeutic Materials and Biointerfacial Research team (Janet P. Yapor, Bella H. Neufeld, and Jesus B. Tapia). Reynolds holds a joint appointment with the School of Biomedical Engineering. Full story: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/tb/c8tb00566d#!divAbstract

Synthetic biologists get $1.7 million to engineer world’s strongest biomaterial

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It’s the most durable biological material you’ve never heard of: sporopollenin. This naturally occurring polymer coats and protects individual grains of plant pollen, and it’s been found in 500 million-year-old sediments. (It’s not the stuff that causes allergies ­– those are proteins within the pollen itself, not the coating.) Synthetic biologists at Colorado State University… Read more »

2018 Senior Design Team Invited to International Design Competition

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The Physically Pulsating Organ Model senior design team (Charlotte Mitchell, Amy Holcomb, Megan Miller, and Anthony Behle) sponsored by Applied Medical has been selected as finalists in the UBORA Design Competition 2018. The prototype has been developed to aid in training surgical residents. It consists of a vascular network capable of being remotely activated to… Read more »

SBME Faculty Awarded Early-Career Awards

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Congratulations to our SBME faculty who were awarded early-career awards! David Bark received the Career Development Award from the American Heart Association. Arun Kota received the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation. Brian Munsky received the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (MIRA) from the National Institutes of… Read more »

First Annual Career Impact Awards

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In May 2018, the Career Center hosted its first annual Career Impact Awards, an award show and lunch event in which members of the campus and Fort Collins community celebrated those who have made a significant impact on students’ careers. Senior Academic Advisor Brett Beal received the Distinguished Staff Member award for weaving career into… Read more »

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 »