2019 Clinical Immersion Program Experience

Joint replacements, bone fracture repairs, open heart bypass surgery—these may not be experiences that come to mind when you think of the life of an SBME undergrad, but they’re exactly what a group of students experienced via observation this summer, as part of SBME’s clinical immersion program. Now in its second year, this program offers […]

Intro to BME for High School Students

By Michael Benedict Biomedical engineering is an emerging discipline, and here in SBME, we pride ourselves on innovation, and willingness to think outside the box. This fall, SBME undertook an exciting new experiment: the development of an introductory biomedical engineering course for local high school students. The goal was to introduce students to the world […]

Salazar: New SBME Board Member

Stephanie Salazar (‘11 B.S. Mechanical Engineering) is a senior sterile device engineer at Medtronic and currently works in Research and Development for the Restorative Therapies Group, Brain Division. She joined Medtronic in 2011 as a Technical Specialist in the Services Organization. Stephanie’s technical expertise includes mechanical design, biocompatibility, device reprocessing, sterilization and packaging of single […]

Nguyen-Truong Becomes 2019-20 Research Fellow for Winning 3-Minute Challenge

Thirty-nine graduate students vied for fellowships as they explained their research in three minutes for a panel of judges on February 11, 2019. As students quickly summarized their research, judges scored the content and comprehension of the presentation, as well as students’ effective engagement and communication skills. Fifteen participants in the Vice President for Research […]

BME E-Days Award Winners

    Engineering Days (E-Days) provides undergraduate engineering students an opportunity to showcase their completed senior design projects to faculty, family, industry representatives, and peers. The capstone senior design project teaches students how to succeed in a well-integrated interdisciplinary engineering design environment and allows students to develop practical, hands-on skills. On April 19, 2019, members […]

Innovative mechanobiology research expands understanding of cells

By Sona Srinarayana Researchers have developed a new technology that allows them to probe cell changes without disturbing the cell’s physiology – a major advancement that helps scientists look more closely at cell changes to solve human health problems, according to a new paper in Cell Reports. This technology, known as deformation microscopy, allows scientists […]