A career in biomedical engineering provides:
The UC Medical Device Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program (MDIEP) hosted their annual medical device competition, the “Do it or mDIEp Day,” on March 14, 2014. MDIEP is a part of the biomedical engineering program and works with clinicians to solve real clinical problems by developing real medical device solutions. Eleven teams competed, representing four colleges: CEAS; DAAP; the College of Business; and the College of Medicine. Students pitched their work to mock investors from UC and local industry in a mock venture fund competition with millions of “Bearcash” dollars as the prize. The first place team (earning 3.75 million in Bearcash) won for “Curved Hypodermic Needle: Vascular Access for Obese Patients” (advisors: Mary Beth Privitera and Dr. Balakrishna Haridas). Two teams tied for second place: “ClearView: Speculum Retractor for Pelvic Exam” and “EFT Assurance: Pediatric Nasogastric Feeding Tube Detection Device.” And the two teams winning third place were “Heist II: Suction Laryngoscope” and “Abscess Packing Device.”
The biomedical engineering program welcomed a prestigious group of new undergraduates for the Fall 2014 semester, including six National Merit Scholars. Of the six national merit scholars, two earned a perfect score on the SAT--a rare feat. The department is excited to continue its tradition of excellence by welcoming such an accomplished group of incoming freshman.
Brad Theilman, a recent graduate in Biomedical Engineering (advisor: Dr. Jeff Johnson), was one of five UC students to win the 2014 Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence. The PLME is the most prestigious award for undergraduate students at UC.The five graduating recipients were selected for their exemplary success in scholarship, leadership, character, service, and the ideals of the University of Cincinnati. Brad Theilman received his medal from President Santa Ono during a ceremony in April 2014. While studying both biomedical engineering and mathematics at UC, Brad accrued many honors and awards, including the national Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for his leadership in mathematics, science, and engineering. He has worked on research fellowships at UC’s Nanobiological Systems Laboratory and the Janelia Farm Research Campus, is co-author on a published research paper, and has presented his research nationally and at UC undergraduate research presentations. Brad is also a member of Mensa International Honorary Society and a dedicated volunteer. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Jing-Huei Lee was awarded promotion.
Matthew Johnson (BME undergraduate student) has been selected to participate in the NSF Academic-Year Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program being run by Prof. Ghia. The REU program is an educational opportunity that supports undergraduate student research in any of the areas funded by the National Science Foundation.