Jay Goldberg

Jay Goldberg, Ph.D., P.E., is a clinical professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette University and director of the Healthcare Technologies Management Program at Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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IEEE PULSE, Senior Design September/October 2017
Tradeoffs in Capstone Design Courses Involving More Than One Discipline
According to a 2015 survey, 5% of capstone design course instructors indicated that their courses involve students from more than one engineering discipline [1]. Students in these courses may hear presentations on topics of common interest and work together on... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design January/February 2014
Preparing for Global Healthcare Innovation: Virtual Capstone Design Teams
Global health care innovation requires collaboration between groups of people located in different parts of the world and is a growing trend in industry. Often, team members from various departments of a global organization who need to work together to... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design March/April 2016
Faculty Intellectual Property in Capstone Design Projects
A pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts, who, with the help of an adult, build their own cars out of wood. Parents, and occasionally other family members, help the Cub Scout design, carve, paint, add weights, and tune... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design January/February 2018
Careers in Academic Research and Industrial R&D
I recently attended the 2017 meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Phoenix, Arizona, during which I spoke to many junior and senior biomedical engineering students about graduate school. When asked about their career goals, many said they were interested... Read more
IEEE PULSE, 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
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design July/August 2016
Co-Ops and Capstone Design: Are They Interchangeable?
Many engineering schools in the United States provide opportunities for their undergraduate students to gain practical, real-world experience in their chosen disciplines. Cooperative education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience,... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design July/August 2018
Will the Real Designer Please Stand Up?
In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a popular television show called To Tell the Truth, on which three contestants claimed to be a person with an unusual occupation or distinction. Two of them were impostors, and the other was... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design September/October 2014
Entrepreneurship in Capstone Design: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?
During the 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society meeting in Seattle, Washington, I spoke with a department chair about his program’s capstone design course. He mentioned that he told his capstone design faculty that he wanted at least two of this year’s... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design November/December 2016
One Size Does Not Fit All
In June 2016, I attended the 2016 Capstone Design Conference in Columbus, Ohio. It was the fifth in a series of conferences starting in 2007 that focus on all aspects of capstone design courses. More than 200 attendees representing 76... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design January/February 2019
Preparing Students for Medical Device Innovation: Notes from BME-IDEA 2018
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, I attended the BME-IDEA (Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Alliance) meeting in Atlanta, GA, USA. It was the 12th convening of this meeting which was first held in 2003 and precedes the annual BME... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design May/June 2015
Packaging, Labeling, and Sterilization in Capstone Design
Lectures in capstone design courses provide an opportunity to present information needed by students to properly execute their projects and/or prepare them for their careers. They can be used to supplement reading assignments or introduce new material not presented elsewhere... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design March/April 2017
Professional Licensure of Biomedical Engineers
Part of our mission at Marquette University (and that of many other schools) is to prepare students for their personal and professional lives after graduation. The goal of our biomedical engineering capstone design course is not just to provide opportunities... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design September/October 2019
Attitudes Toward Failure in Capstone Design Projects
While working in industry during the 1980s and 1990s, project failures were to be avoided at all costs. For engineers in the medical device industry, these failures could be in the form of: 1) an idea for a new product... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design September/October 2015
Opportunities to Identify Unmet Needs Outside of the Operating Room
The ability to identify unmet needs and new product opportunities is an important skill for biomedical engineering students planning a career in the medical device industry. Most biomedical engineering graduates will work in industry where many projects will not be... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design January/February 2020
Finding alternate resources for completing senior design projects during the current COVID-19 pandemic
At this time, many (if not all) colleges and universities are on lockdown, students have returned home, and classes have transitioned to online instruction. Students in capstone design courses around the country have no access to their school’s maker spaces and test equipment. Their... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Senior Design September/October 2021
Updating Design Faculty Industry Experience
Most biomedical engineering students around the country will eventually end up working for a medical device company. For this reason, biomedical engineering capstone design courses should not only provide students with a hands-on design experience, but they should also prepare students for careers in the medical device industry. These courses should be relevant and up to date to reflect current design trends, processes, and practices followed in industry... Read more