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.

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.

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.


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