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Biomedical Engineering Stages Second Annual Design Day

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Biomedical Engineering Stages Second Annual Design Day

Oct. 23, 2013
Biomedical Engineering is the newest and fastest growing department in the UA College of Engineering.

What: BME Design Day
When: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, 1-5 p.m.
Where: University of Arizona Student Union Ballroom

Biomedical engineering seniors Kaitlyn Ammann and Katrina DeCook were in the first senior class of biomedical engineering students at the University of Arizona. They presented their research at the inaugural UA Biomedical Engineering Design Day in October 2012. Left to right are Amman, DeCook, UA BME professor Marvin Slepian, and postdoctoral student Phat Tran.

1-5 p.m.: Student displays available for viewing
1-2 p.m.: Display judging
2-3 p.m.: Keynote presentation: “Medical Device Design and Development Process,” by Woody Watson, W.L. Gore and Associates. Medical device design and development in a regulated environment requires a myriad of documentation and strict process steps. This presentation will provide an overview of this rigorous process and how it applies to the engineer.
3-5 p.m.: Biomedical industry networking mixer

Students in the UA College of Engineering's newest department will demonstrate their research Oct. 30 at the second annual biomedical engineering design day.

The UA biomedical engineering department’s research excels through collaboration with the UA Medical Center and the College of Optical Sciences, College of Science, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Research encompasses biomedical imaging, cardiovascular mechanics and devices, sensors and instrumentation, and bioprocesses in cancer, ocular, metabolic and orthopedic fields.

The undergraduate program has more than 200 enrolled students and provides a comprehensive engineering degree with emphasis in biomechanics, biomaterials, or biosensors and microtechnologies.

The MS and PhD programs are organized in a Graduate Interdisciplinary Program with more than 40 participating faculty throughout all colleges of the University.

Graduate students conduct research in the areas of biomedical imaging, cardiovascular research, physiologic system modeling, instrumentation and nanomedicine.

W.L. Gore and Associates, a global manufacturer of advanced technology products for the electronics and medical markets, is sponsoring BME Design Day, and an industry networking event will follow the display judging and exhibition.

“For industry representatives, this event is a chance to meet and review the best of UA biomedical engineering students’ innovative research,” said Urs Utzinger, associate professor and interim head of the UA biomedical engineering department. “For students, it's a great chance to learn about medical design activities at Gore, and mix with other representatives from industry.”