IEEE PULSE
May/June 2014

Feature May/June 2014
Engineering Education Today
Michael C. Loui is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from M.I.T. in 1980. Barbara Oakley is an Associate Professor of Engineering... Read more
Cover Story May/June 2014
Life Hackers
In summer 2008, 23-year-old Kay Aull had just graduated from MIT with a degree in bioengineering when she came across a competition for so-called “biohackers” on science fiction website i09.com. Coined “the Mad Science Contest,” it challenged participants to invent... Read more
News and Notes May/June 2014
IEEE Pulse Receives Award
We are pleased announce that the November/December 2013 issue of IEEE Pulse (vol. 4, no. 6) has recently won a 2014 Apex Award for Design and Illustration (Photography) for cover image (photo provided by 3D Systems). APEX 2014 awards were based... Read more
Feature May/June 2014
Advancing Research in an Age of Austerity
The age of austerity dawned soon after the global financial crisis of 2008 took hold, and governments have since wrestled with how to cut back on public spending without damaging key services such as healthcare. In the UK, there is... Read more
News and Notes May/June 2014
Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering
The prowess and future of EMBS is directly linked to the vigor, vision and effectiveness of the Technical Committees (TCs). No matter how skilled the society leadership has been, the current impetus cannot be sustained without the solid backing of... Read more
News and Notes May/June 2014
Tailoring EMBC’14 for Students and Young Professionals
Every year, dedicated EMBS volunteers put together a series of activities for the annual EMBC specifically aimed at Students and Young Professionals. There are free networking lunches with EMB leaders, workshops to hone soft skills (registration required), sessions for career... Read more
From the Editor May/June 2014
Breaking Patterns: The Long Road to a Diabetes Solution
In 1872, German Egyptologist Georg Ebers made a surprising discovery related to the ancient practice of medicine. The discovery, found in southern Egypt, was a papyrus believed to contain the first documented reference in history to diabetes. Although Eber’s papyrus... Read more
Senior Design May/June 2014
Faculty Internships for Capstone Design Instructors
Capstone design courses help prepare students for professional practice. The demands of the workplace are constantly changing, requiring students to be aware of the latest changes and trends affecting the medical device industry such as: contemporary issues in biomedical engineering (access... Read more
Feature May/June 2014
Ready or Not
The days of one-size-fits-all health care are coming to an end. After years of hopeful talk, a collection of technological advancements is finally edging personalized medicine from theory to practice. As these technologies make their way to the clinic, medical... Read more
Feature May/June 2014
Biosensors in Diabetes
The increase in diabetes is a major threat to health and economic development in the 21st century, as stated by the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. In 2013, 380 million people worldwide had diabetes, and almost 600 million are expected to... Read more