Senior Design

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Design

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Design 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Students supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are required to complete training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). This training includes topics such as authorship,…

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Updating Design Faculty Industry Experience

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Updating Design Faculty Industry Experience 150 150 IEEE Pulse
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

Finding alternate resources for completing senior design projects during the current COVID-19 pandemic

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Finding alternate resources for completing senior design projects during the current COVID-19 pandemic 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Attitudes Toward Failure in Capstone Design Projects

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Attitudes Toward Failure in Capstone Design Projects 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Preparing Students for Medical Device Innovation: Notes from BME-IDEA 2018

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Preparing Students for Medical Device Innovation: Notes from BME-IDEA 2018 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Will the Real Designer Please Stand Up?

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Will the Real Designer Please Stand Up? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Careers in Academic Research and Industrial R&D

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Careers in Academic Research and Industrial R&D 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Tradeoffs in Capstone Design Courses Involving More Than One Discipline

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Tradeoffs in Capstone Design Courses Involving More Than One Discipline 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Professional Licensure of Biomedical Engineers

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Professional Licensure of Biomedical Engineers 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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