Biomedical Engineering News
Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of the Penn State Biomedical Engineering News.
I am pleased to report that the department of biomedical engineering is currently undergoing a period of rapid growth and development.
In The News
Biomedical engineering department partners with Chinese university to offer global learning experiences
Providing students with collaborative learning experiences and global opportunities has always been a hallmark of the biomedical engineering department, and this semester, six BME seniors were given the opportunity to participate in two global capstone projects - without even leaving the University Park campus.
Enhancing Education, Collaboration, and Research: Biomedical and Chemical Engineering to Open a New Facility in 2019
The biomedical and chemical engineering departments will open the doors of a new facility in 2019, where the two departments will co-locate on the current site of Fenske Laboratory.
The Biomedical Engineering Alumni Reunion is schedule for July 11 and 12, 2015. The reunion, which will coincide with the Centre County Festival of the Arts, will be held at Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg, PA and University Park. All B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. graduates are invited to attend!
When Keefe Manning, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was planning his sabbatical he knew he was ready for a challenge that would take him outside of the University Park community.
The sixth annual Bioengineering Research Symposium was held April 13, 2015 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Over forty graduate and undergraduate students presented original research during two poster and oral presentation sessions.
Faculty News - Awards and Recognition
Peter J. Butler, professor of biomedical engineering, has been named associate dean for education in the College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2015.
Peter Butler, professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
Student News - Awards and Recognition
Biomedical engineering students recently took top honors at the 12th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS), held April 2 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Senior Adam B. Gordon has been selected as the student marshal for the biomedical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 8. Gordon will receive a bachelor of science degree in bioengineering and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.
Bioengineering Ph.D. student, Keith Mickolajczyk, shares his experience studying abroad at the University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.
Two senior capstone groups within the biomedical engineering department were named winners at The College of Engineering’s Spring 2015 Design Showcase!
Bioengineering graduate students got together for a number of out of the classroom activities this semester. Their activities included a number of outreach and social events as well as fun and relaxation time.
Erin Gaddes and You Jung Kang have been named the 2015 recipients of the John C. and Joanne H. Villforth Scholarship.
Dr. Michael Eppihimer (M.S. '92 & Ph.D. '95) has been awarded the Outstanding Engineering Alumni (OEA) Award by the College of Engineering. Established in 1966, the OEA Award is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement.
Updates from alum. Do you have news you'd like to include in the next edition of the Biomedical Engineering Newsletter? Please email your submissions to Mindy Krause.