Senior Design

One Size Does Not Fit All

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
One Size Does Not Fit All 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Co-Ops and Capstone Design: Are They Interchangeable?

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Co-Ops and Capstone Design: Are They Interchangeable? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Faculty Intellectual Property in Capstone Design Projects

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Faculty Intellectual Property in Capstone Design Projects 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Opportunities to Identify Unmet Needs Outside of the Operating Room

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Opportunities to Identify Unmet Needs Outside of the Operating Room 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Packaging, Labeling, and Sterilization in Capstone Design

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Packaging, Labeling, and Sterilization in Capstone Design 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Entrepreneurship in Capstone Design: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Entrepreneurship in Capstone Design: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Faculty Internships for Capstone Design Instructors

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Faculty Internships for Capstone Design Instructors 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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Preparing for Global Healthcare Innovation: Virtual Capstone Design Teams

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Preparing for Global Healthcare Innovation: Virtual Capstone Design Teams 150 150 IEEE Pulse

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…

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