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A RISEing Star: Biomedical Engineering Student Awarded International Research Internship

When Leslie LaLonde first heard about the RISE internship program, she thought, “I’m all over this.”
She wasted no time in applying to the competitive Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program and recently received word of her acceptance for summer 2013. The program offers undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and Europe the chance to work with researchers at Germany’s top research universities and institutions
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Undergraduate Expo Michigan Tech Awards

The 13th annual Undergraduate Expo was held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

The winners of the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Expo Awards have been posted. Congratulations to all the winners.

The Undergraduate Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. Nearly one thousand students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many of them are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at the Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. The Expo is a combined effort of the College of Engineering and the Institute for Leadership and Innovation.


Two Students win Biotechnology Research Center Awards

Biotechnology Research Center Student Research Forum Winners Announced
The Ecosystem Science Center and the Biotechnology Research Center announced award recipients of the Ninth Annual ESC/BRC Student Research Forum, held March 27. Posters will continue to be on display in the atrium of the Forestry building through April 12.

Undergraduate Research:
$150 Grand Prizes Award: Biotechnology Research Center: Morgan Owen-Cruise (BE) for, “Synthesis and Characterization of Dopamine and Nitrodopamine Modified Poly(ethylene glycol),” Advisor: Bruce Lee
Undergrad Merit Award: Keegan Yates (BE) for, ” Divalent Ion Removal Improves Stability and Mechanical Properties of Gelatin Hydrogel,” Advisors: Megan Frost and Feng Zhao


Lecture: New Frontiers in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences

College of Engineering Distinguished Speakers Series: “New Frontiers in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences: Advanced Intelligent Hydrogels for Treatment of Diabetes, Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis” Nicholas A. Peppas, Sc.D.
Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy, Chairman, Biomedical Engineering Department, Director of Center on Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, and Bionanotechnology, The University of Texas at Austin; Thursday, March 7 at 4 pm—Great Lakes Research Center Room 202
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Video of Nicholas A. Peppas Lecture “New Frontiers in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences” on Michigan Tech Engineering Channel on Vimeo


BME Alum in the News

Jennifer Dehlin ‘2001 – BS, Biomedical Engineering has been appointed to the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee by Gov. Rick Snyder. The 11- member board advises the MI Dept. of  Community Health on issues affecting prescription drug coverage for its various health care programs.

Jennifer Dehlin, of Marquette, is a family physician with Marquette General Hospital and associate medical director of Lake Superior Hospice.  She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Marquette Alger Medical Society executive board. Dehlin received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a medical degree from the University of Michigan.


New NIH Funding

Research funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) continues to grow in the BME Department.

Dr. Michael Neuman, Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering, recently received funding from the NIH in the amount of $109,724 for the first year of a two year project totaling $218,754.  The title of the research project is “A low cost cardiac annunciator to reduce stillbirths and neonatal deaths.”

Dr. Rupak Rajachar, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Dr. Keat Ghee Ong, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, received funding from the NIH to conduct a research project titled “Novel nano-mechanical platform to investigate therapeutic sub-cellular mechanical stimulation.”  This is a two year project totaling $148,783.