BME Senior Design Poster Session
Biomedical engineering students who took part in the Senior Design Project will present posters of their work. Not only will the teams display their posters, but they will also have prototypes of their work on display and be ready to answer questions. The University of Rochester Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Program introduces undergraduate students to real-life problem-solving, resulting in the development of prototype medical devices or research instruments. In this two-semester program, students learn to consider biomedical engineering design in a systematic, customer-focused approach.
Students are presented with problems posed by University of Rochester faculty, clinicians from the medical center, the local community, or local industry during the remainder of the year. In solving these problems, students generate a thorough design proposal, participate in formal design reviews, develop physical prototypes, and test their devices. Following several guest lectures throughout the year, all design teams are expected to consider many realistic constraints, including: ethical, economic, manufacturing, social, and regulatory issues. Twelve teams, of between three to five biomedical engineering seniors, had some very interesting challenges.
This year our projects have included global health challenges, rehabilitation technology, nanotechnology, biomaterials, home health care and pediatric intensive care devices. Whether helping with rehabilitation treatments, or trying to monitor newborns, students worked with customers from the University of Rochester Medical Center, local industry, and Unity Health. This year, two teams were awarded the prestigious Forbes Entreprenurial Award. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, and employees of the University of Rochester community.