A career in biomedical engineering provides:
Twelve leading junior or senior engineering students are chosen each year in the College of Engineering and Applied Science as the Engineer of the Month. February’s pick was biomedical engineering major Emily Condra. The criteria for this award include demonstrated excellence in the classroom, success in co-op assignments, and leadership through extracurricular activities on campus and/or in the community. Condra is studying biomedical engineering in the ACCEND program which will allow her to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree simultaneously in five years. Condra has also been involved on campus, participating in the Society of Women Engineers—in which she serves as community service co-chair. She has had five successful co-op experiences however it may be that one of the highlights of her time at UC has been her capstone project. This project led to a working prototype that is in the application process for a patent.
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, a program in biomedical engineering, works with clinicians to solve real clinical problems by developing real medical device solutions. Eleven teams competed by pitching their ideas to mock investors from UC and local industry, with millions of “Bearcash” dollars as the prize.
Matthew Davenport, a third-year student in the Biomedical Engineering program, was named one of only 200 Barry Goldwater Foundation scholars in the country for 2015. Davenport plans to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience to research the relation of circuit dysfunction to learning and memory. The purpose of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education program is to provide support for undergraduate students who are preparing for careers in science, mathematics, and engineering research. Since its first award in 1989, the Goldwater Foundation has bestowed 7,428 scholarships worth approximately 48 million dollars.
Dr. David Butler became Chair of the Graduate School Fellows, an organization that recognizes distinguished researchers and scholars at the University of Cincinnati. This group represents some of the most experienced and accomplished graduate-student mentors at the university and they are a significant resource of talent and intellect at UC. Butler, an Emeritus Professor, has been teaching and conducting research at UC for over 37 years. He began his career at UC as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and joined the College of Engineering in 1983. Soon, Butler and his colleagues started working to create the Biomedical Engineering program. He has served as Chair of Biomedical Engineering, President of Sigma Xi, and Director of UC’s National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Educate, Research, and Training (IGERT) program in Bioapplications of Membrane Science and Engineering. Congratulate Dr. Butler on a successful track of leading the graduate fellows!
Congratulations to Kyle Stewart (BME class of 2016), who was awarded an Academic-Year Research Experience for Undergraduates by the National Science Foundation. He will be working with Dr. Kevin Haworth, conducting therapeutic studies involving ultrasound-triggered phase-shift emulsions using perfluoropentane droplets. At the end of this twelve-week, paid research experience, Stewart will write a technical report and present his research at the UC Undergraduate Research Forum in Spring 2015. Read more.