The Spring 2013 Newsletter for the Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) of ASEE is now online!

Eric Orbison '10 receives dental fraternity scholarship
Orbison is studying at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

BME 3-Peats!! Wins third consecutive Engineers Week competition
For the third year in a row and the fourth time in seven years, the BME students, faculty and staff won the College of Engineering’s annual Engineers Week competition which ran from February 18th-22nd, 2013.

Rats go high tech to root out land mines
Bucknell professors Kevin Myers (psychology) and Joe Tranquillo (biomedical and electrical engineering) are developing technology and training rats to eradicate land mines in developing countries.

Geisinger Partnership: Engineering solutions in healthcare
Bucknell's biomedical engineering students each year partner with surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals to solve real-world medical issues.

So you're a cyborg — now what?
Joe Tranquillo (biomedical engineering) and John Hunter (humanities), spoke about the tension between technology and memory at the Neuro-Humanities Entanglement Conference at Georgia Tech in April 2011, where academics and thinkers from a variety of disciplines came together to discuss how their seemingly disparate areas of study might connect.

Students build critical skills, connections through Engineering Success Alliance
Now in its second year, the Engineering Success Alliance provides students who come from under-resourced high schools with the academic resources, peer support and opportunities they need to succeed.

Professor's study of blood vessels could aid in cancer drug delivery
In a discovery that could aid in cancer treatment, a team of researchers at Bucknell University (including James Baish), Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found a better way to map blood vessels in normal and cancerous tumors.

Bucknell Men's Track & Field Places League-Best Four on Academic All-Patriot League Team
Bucknell men's track and field's Daniel Markwalter, a 3.91 GPA as a biomedical engineering major, was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team.

Article captures key aspects of vascular geometry
Professor James Baish was first author an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences titled, "Scaling rules for diffusive drug delivery in tumor and normal tissues." (PNAS Feb 1 2011). In August, the Faculty of 1000 placed this article in a library of the top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine.

Biomed senior a "Boon" to Basketball team
Student-athlete G.W. Boon '11 is taking 16 credit hours, playing basketball and working on his senior design project.

Study seeks to find out if Wii Fit builds better balance in older adults
A Bucknell professor and student worked with 11 residents at a local retirement home to learn if balance training can help prevent falls in older adults.

Biomed engineers develop brain-powered device
Biomedical Engineering students are testing a brainwave- and muscle-activated mechanism they developed for a Fundamentals of Biomedical Signals and Systems class at Bucknell University.

What Will Be the Hot Jobs of 2018?
Biomedical engineering jobs are predicted to grow by 72% by 2018.

Seniors, Geisinger partner to solve medical issues
Seniors in the biomedical engineering design course at Bucknell University are charged with creating devices to solve real-life issues that medical professionals face every day.

Bucknell student honored at bioengineering conference
Bucknell University senior Samantha Clark has been honored with two awards at the recent Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium in Laramie, Wyo.

Bucknell Biomedical Engineering Professors Earn National Teaching Awards
Two Bucknell University biomedical engineering professors have been honored by the Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Bucknell BME has Strong Presence at National Meeting
In early October, seventeen students and five faculty traveled to Pittsburgh to represent the Department at the 2009 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting.

Biomedical Engineering Program Earns Initial ABET Accreditation
In August 2009, Bucknell University's bachelor's degree program in biomedical engineering received formal notification of its initial accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.

Bucknell Engineering Students Partner with Geisinger
Bucknell engineering students partner with Geisinger on real-life medical devices.

Federal Earmark Money for BME Program
A project that allows undergraduate students at Bucknell University to develop medical devices in collaboration with Geisinger Medical Center officials received funding under the 2009 federal stimulus package.

Grant supports joint medical technology research, development
A $71,000 matching grant will be shared by Bucknell University and a Geisinger Health Systems enterprise to foster collaborative medical technology research and development efforts.

BMEG students give presentations at national BMES Meeting in Los Angeles
Better understanding of how a mouse’s heart works and how freezing tissue destroys cancerous cells might lead to better diagnosis and surgery methods in humans, according to research presented by two Bucknell University students who gave research presentations at the Biomedical Engineering Society national meeting in Los Angeles this past month.

NSF grant will help to create nanotechnology lab
A $200,000 nanotechnology grant from the National Science Foundation will help create dedicated lab space at Bucknell for working with nanoscale materials.

Students aid in search for Lou Gehrig's disease cure
A small tropical fish, the curiosity of a Geisinger research scientist and Bucknell University students, has created the perfect storm of sorts in an attempt to find a cure for one of the world’s most devastating neurological diseases.

Bucknellians to bike 3,050 miles to raise $1M for scholarships
Three generations of Bucknell alumni will cycle across the United States in September to raise $1 million for a scholarship fund for outstanding students from low-income backgrounds.

Biomed engineering program graduates its first class
Commencement marks a milestone for Bucknell: the College of Engineering will graduate its first class of biomedical engineering majors.

Engineering expo showcases senior design projects
Senior biomedical and mechanical engineering students shared their senior design projects with the Bucknell campus community in the annual Senior Design Exposition.

Bio-engineering students collaborate on Geisinger research
Bucknell bio-engineering students are collaborating with Geisinger Health System specialists on research involving life-saving devices.

Biomedical engineering students present research
Bucknell's biomedical engineering major is only three years old, but its students have already made their national debut. Twelve undergraduates attended the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Chicago and four presented the results of their undergraduate research projects.


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