BME Student Design Day to be Held in East
By Phil Sneiderman
engineering students who have spent the past year
designing and constructing
innovative medical devices and tools will showcase their
work at a public program on Tuesday, May 6.
Student Design Day activities will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2
p.m. in the Mountcastle Auditorium of the
Preclinical Teaching Building on the East Baltimore
The event spotlights the achievements of biomedical
engineering undergraduates and master's
degree students who have enrolled in a design team course.
Each team, made up of eight to 10
students, is assigned to produce a new tool or device that
is needed by health professionals. Many of
the current sponsors are faculty members in the School of
According to the Department of Biomedical Engineering,
over the past five years, these design
teams have completed 58 medical device projects, received
eight provisional patents (with three
patent applications pending), entered into two licensing
agreements and formed two start-up
At Tuesday's program, several groups will present oral
reports on their projects from 9:15 to 11
a.m. At 11:15 a.m., a guest lecture will be presented by
Karen Talmadge, co-founder and chief science
officer of Kyphon. Design team prize distribution will
begin at 12:15 p.m., followed by lunch and a
student poster session.
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