BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BME Weekly

August 16, 2019

BME In The News

WELCOME DR. JULIE KOHN

Dr. Julie Kohn joined the department as Assistant Professor July 1st. She was a US. Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and both her MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. Her research areas include cardiovascular mechanotransduction and tissue and regenerative medicine.  She will be teaching BMEG467/667 Material-Human Body Interfaces.

BME Department News

  • Tuesday, Aug 20 – Faculty Retreat 9.00 – 5.00
  • BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Monday Aug 19 thru Friday Aug 23 — Oral Qual Exams; best of luck to all students testing!
  • Tuesday, Aug 20 — New Grad Orientation 8.00 – 5.00 Clayton Hall    register
  • Wednesday, Aug 21 — TA Learning Sessions 8.30 – 12.00 Gore Hall register
  • Friday, Aug 23 — Graduate Seminar Symposium 8.30 – 11.50 UD Star Atrium (bring your mug for coffee & continental breakfast)
  • Friday, Aug 23 — New Grad Student On-Boarding 1.30 – 4.00 pm 325 Academy St.
  • Monday, Aug 26 — BME New Grad Student Orientation ISE 322
  • Monday, Aug 26 — Boot-Camp ISE 322 Balancing Research, Class, and Life
  • Tuesday, Aug 27— FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
  • Wednesday, Aug 28 — Boot-Camp CCM106 Being Successful and Showing Leadership in the Lab

    Stephanie Law: New Graduate Advising Tools and Tips

  • Friday, Aug 30 — Enjoy your day. Go to DE beaches, shop, relax, explore!
  • Monday, Sept 2 — Labor Day!! UD Closed
  • Wednesday, Sept 4 — CCM 106 Choosing an Advisor and Building Lab Relationships
  • Friday, Sept 6 — CCM 106 Panel Q&A
  • Friday, Sept 6 — Picnic (PLEASE RSVP!) 3.00 – 5.00 pm White Clay Creek State Park Pavilion. 880 New London Rd
  • Monday, Sep 9 — Rotation Schedule 1 begins
  • Tuesday, Sep 10 — Last Day to Drop/Add

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Programs for COE Students

  • Every Wednesday from 2.00 to 4.00 PM— COE Career Drop in Hours (DuPont – Room TBD)
  • Monday, September 9– W.L. Gore Resume & Interviewing Boot Camp
    5.30 – 8.30 PM; Trabant MPR
  • Wednesday, September 11– Employer Resume Review Day
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): Deloitte, Duffield, NSA, Terumo, SEPTA, Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS)
  • Thursday, September 12– Fall Career & Internship Fair
    3.00 – 6.30 PM; The Little Bob
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8842/employers_list
  • Tuesday, September 24– Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Fair
    5.00 – 7.00 PM; Trabant Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8851/employers_list
  • Tuesday, October 1– Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
    5.00 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)
  • Wednesday, October 2– Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
    5.00 – 7.00 PM; Perkins Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list
  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Science Talk Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

As ScienceTalk.org continues to grow, so does our need for leaders and pioneers to help with our mission. As such, we are now recruiting volunteers for the following positions:

  • VP of Marketing: This is an executive board-level position responsible for overseeing our messaging and marketing efforts. We are seeking someone with a strong marketing and communications background, a collaborative approach to leadership, and a feel for the ever-evolving science communication and marketing landscape. This position acts as Chair for the Marketing and Communications committee and will help guide our organization’s strategic growth.
  • Online Community Manager: This position will act as moderator and facilitator to keep the conversation flowing on our Mighty Networks community network. A strong desire to be social is highly recommended.
  • SCIENCE TALK ’20 Catering Coordinator: Think it’s easy feeding up to 500 people? We need your help. Please join our conference planning committee and you get to pick the food for our annual conference – yum!
  • SCIENCE TALK ’20 Poster Session Coordinator: Lastly, we need some help coordinating our poster-art sessions moving forward. Love logistics? Help conference attendees showcase their research and science-themed art.

Email info@sciencetalk.org to apply for any of these volunteer positions. In your email, please indicate the position(s) you would like to be considered for and a brief (100-200 word) description of your qualifications and interests. In addition, please attach a 1-2 page CV or resume.

We will start reviewing applications on August 16th. Join us in serving the science communication community. Leadership opportunities are knocking… what are you going to do?

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Future Faculty Lectures Program

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has initiated a Future Faculty Lectures program for advanced PhD students and post-doctoral scholars to visit UCLA to present their work.  We welcome you to apply to our Future Faculty Lectures—an opportunity for advanced Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars to assess whether the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is the best fit for a faculty position. Our goal is to help our faculty tackle today’s greatest engineering challenges and empower students to become future change agents.

If selected, you will be invited to present an hour-long seminar on your research; tour the vibrant UCLA campus; and meet with current faculty over lunch. We believe a relaxed environment with open dialog is the best way to learn about each other and the opportunities available at UCLA Samueli.

The school will support all travel and lodging expenses. Please feel free to share this opportunity with friends and colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity.

Research Centers Collaborative Network of the National Institute on Aging, NIH
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The third workshop, “Resilience and Reserve in Aging”, will be held November 12 and 13, 2019 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas. Topics will include the biology of resilience, social network influences on resilience and reserve, erosion of reserve by chronic stress, physical recovery from planned surgery, and contributors and interventions to build resilience and reserve.

Travel Awards are available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators in-training, who will participate in a special session at the meeting that will focus on career development.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

West Virginia University

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor – Engineering & Mineral Resources-11974

Brief Description: The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending upon qualifications. Candidates must have research expertise in one or more of the following areas (1) process systems engineering, including artificial intelligence techniques, and/or computations with an emphasis in energy systems, (2) catalysis, catalytic materials, and/or reaction engineering in the area of energy systems (3) materials processing (including polymeric materials and/or biomaterials) for synthetic sustainable applications.

National Institute of Health

Position: Development Positions

The Formulation & Stability group at the Vaccine Production Program (VPP/VRC/NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health is actively recruiting to fill both entry and mid-level formulation development positions. The person filling this position will be part of a dynamic and motivated team working on the characterization, formulation and development of multiple types of biologic vaccine candidates, including virus-like Particles, monoclonal antibodies, and protein nanoparticles.

Princeton University

Position: Data Scientists for Schmidt DataX Project

The Center for Statistics and Machine Learning’s DataX Fund supports the hiring of six data scientists who will create and improve data-analysis software to operate at large scale, leading to faster discovery, wider impact and greater continuity.

These data scientists will work in faculty-led, collaborative, multidisciplinary environments, and leverage their skills to advance the progress of data-driven scientific discovery. Three research areas are of particular interest:

  • Catalysis – led by the Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with other departments including Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Computer Science.
  • Biomedical Data Science – led by the Department of Computer Science, in collaboration with the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and additional engineering departments.
  • Technology Policy – led by the Center for Information Technology Policy.

Prior expertise in the above areas is not required — the data scientists will be mentored in the relevant research area. They will have access to Princeton’s first-class resources and have the opportunity to co-author academic publications.

These are 3-year appointments offering a very competitive salary and excellent opportunities for growth and future career opportunities. The positions are part of the Schmidt DataX project, an initiative made possible by a major gift from Schmidt Futures.

Questions?  Feel free to contact our Project Manager, Ellen DiPippo if you have any questions about the position or process.

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis and Amanda Ramsaran
Administrative Assistants
Biomedical Engineering

August 9, 2019

Welcome from the Department Chair

I want to take this opportunity to warmly welcome all of our new and seasoned students, faculty, and staff. Hopefully you have had the opportunity to share some relaxing and fun times with family and friends, and are now as excited as we are to begin the new academic year. I am proud to work beside our dedicated faculty and highly engaged students as we make new discoveries to answer the medical needs of the future and educate the students to enable and expand these.

Our department has grown with the addition of new faculty Dr. Julie Kohn and Dr. Joshua Cashback to begin in January. Additionally Becca Scott will join as temporary faculty this fall. We have a new face in our administrative office, Ms. Amanda Ramsaran, please stop in to say hello and welcome her to the department.

Have a great semester!
Dawn Elliott, Ph.D.

Beginning of the Year Dates

Thursday, Aug 15 — Undergrad Research Symposium 7.00 – 5.00 pm  ISE LAB: Schedule  Abstracts

Tuesday, Aug 27 — FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

Monday, Sept 2 — Labor Day!! UD Closed

Tuesday, Sept 10 — Last Day to Drop/Add

BME In The News

Welcome Dr. Julie Kohn

Dr. Julie Kohn joined the department as Assistant Professor July 1st. She was a US. Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and both her MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. Her research areas includes cardiovascular mechanotransduction and tissue and regenerative medicine.  She will be teaching BMEG467/667 Material-Human Body Interfaces.

BME Department News

Tuesday, Aug 20 – Faculty Retreat 9.00 – 5.00

BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers

BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at Star Campus
Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

Monday Aug 19 thru Friday Aug 23 — Oral Qual Exams; best of luck to all students testing!

Tuesday, Aug 20 — New Grad Orientation 8.00 – 5.00 Clayton Hall    register

Wednesday, Aug 21 — TA Learning Sessions 8.30 – 12.00 Gore Hall register

Friday, Aug 23 — Graduate Seminar Symposium 8.30 – 11.50 UD Star Atrium (bring your mug for coffee & continental breakfast)

Friday, Aug 23 — New Grad Student On-Boarding 1.30 – 4.00 pm 325 Academy St.

Monday, Aug 26  — BME New Grad Student Orientation ISE 322

Monday, Aug 26 — Boot-Camp ISE 322 Balancing Research, Class, and Life

Tuesday, Aug 27 — FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

Wednesday, Aug 28 — Boot-Camp CCM106 Being Successful and Showing Leadership in the Lab

Stephanie Law: New Graduate Advising Tools and Tips

Friday, Aug 30 — Enjoy your day. Go to DE beaches, shop, relax, explore!

Monday, Sept 2 — Labor Day!! UD Closed

Wednesday, Sept 4 — CCM 106 Choosing an Advisor and Building Lab Relationships

Friday, Sept 6 — CCM 106 Panel Q&A

Friday, Sept 6 — Picnic 3.00 – 5.00 pm White Clay Creek State Park Pavilion. 880 New London Rd

Monday, Sep 9 — Rotation Schedule 1 begins

Tuesday, Sep 10 — Last Day to Drop/Add

BME Undergraduate News

UD Support Information

Center for Counseling & Student Development 831-2141
261 Perkins Student Center
Individual support, career counseling, group counseling, workshops, support groups

Crisis UD HELPLINE 24/7/365 302-831-1000

Disability Support Services dssoffice@udel.edu  302-831-4643

Office of Academic Enrichment 148-150 S. College Ave 302-831-4555
Workshops, skill-building, tutors, study groups

UD Writing Center 016 Memorial Hall & 017 Morris Library 302-831-1168 writing-center@udel.edu
For undergrads, graduates, faculty & staff

UD Police – Emergency 911 302-831-2222
Protected Escort 831-2224

UD Parking Permit info click the link for pricing and to register your bike too!

Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) 26 E Main St 831-2115

Other Departmental Events

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Programs for COE Students

Every Wednesday from 2.00 to 4.00 PM — COE Career Drop in Hours (DuPont – Room TBD)

Monday, September 9 – W.L. Gore Resume & Interviewing Boot Camp
5.30 – 8.30 PM; Trabant MPR

Wednesday, September 11 – Employer Resume Review Day
Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): Deloitte, Duffield, NSA, Terumo, SEPTA, Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS)

Thursday, September 12 – Fall Career & Internship Fair
3.00 – 6.30 PM; The Little Bob
View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8842/employers_list

Tuesday, September 24 – Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Fair
5.00 – 7.00 PM; Trabant Student Center
View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8851/employers_list

Tuesday, October 1 – Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
5.00 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)

Wednesday, October 2 – Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
5.00 – 7.00 PM; Perkins Student Center
View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list

Wednesday, October 16 – Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has initiated a Future Faculty Lectures program for advanced PhD students and post-doctoral scholars to visit UCLA to present their work.  We welcome you to apply to our Future Faculty Lectures—an opportunity for advanced Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars to assess whether the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is the best fit for a faculty position. Our goal is to help our faculty tackle today’s greatest engineering challenges and empower students to become future change agents.
If selected, you will be invited to present an hour-long seminar on your research; tour the vibrant UCLA campus; and meet with current faculty over lunch. We believe a relaxed environment with open dialog is the best way to learn about each other and the opportunities available at UCLA Samueli.
The school will support all travel and lodging expenses. Please feel free to share this opportunity with friends and colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity.

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

May 31, 2019

End of the Year Dates

Finals are done! BME faculty and staff wish you all a fun and safe summer break.

Doctoral Hooding: TODAY! 6:45 am The Green Details
Convocation: TONIGHT!  5:30 pm Bob Carpenter Center Details
Commencement:  June 1st  7:30 am Delaware Stadium Details
Grades posted: June 3rd
Alumni Weekend: June 7-9  Register  Details
Summer Session: June 10th

BME in the News

John Slater and Abhyudai Singh, have been recognized to receive Dean’s awards in 2019. John Slater received the Excellence in Service and Community Engagement award. Abhyudai Singh received the Outstanding Junior Faculty award. Read about it here.

BME Department News 

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their Robotic Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participants for fMRI Motor Learning Study.
Where: Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging (CBBI) on campus
Compensation: $25 amazon gift card and copy of structural brain scan
To schedule: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4aaba72da3f94-fmri
For more info: Contact Andria Farrens afarrens@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

Summer Dissertation Retreats

UD Writing Center is hosting three Dissertation Retreats this summer.
Retreat 1: June 17-32; application due by June 2
Retreat 2: July 8-12; application due by June 23
Retreat 3: August 5-9; application due by July 22
Info and application forms: https://www.writingcenter.udel.edu/for-graduate-students/dissertation-boot-camp

BME Undergraduate News

BME Wins the Dean’s Cup Challenge!

BME has won the Dean’s Cup Challenge once again due to the wonderful collaboration of our awesome seniors! The winning department of the Dean’s Cup Challenge gets honored at convocation by being the first department to graduate.

Career Corner

Merck positions

For BS Graduates: ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST, STERILE FORMULATION SCIENCES http://www.udel.edu/006099
For PhD or Masters Graduates: SENIOR SCIENTIST, PRECLINICAL DEVELOPMENT https://bit.ly/2M0JTng

Teaching/Research Program (TREM)

A great opportunity for finishing grad students who are teaching-focused in their career path

TREM (Training Research Educators at Minnesota) is a NIH funded award with an August 31st start date, however, applications are accepted year-round. Applicants are not restricted to University of Minnesota. Please see the flyer for more information.

Bio 2019

https://convention.bio.org/studentday/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&utm_campaign=bio2019-student-day
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 5)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
For: Students over age 21

Sex and Gender Differences in Aging (Live-stream conference)

For: Faculty and Students
When: June 6 – 8
Info: https://www.rccn-aging.org/assets/uploads/default/RCCN-June-2019-Workshop-Agenda.pdf
Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/38376d9e8fe2297a34538d7d4481ef37

Kavli Civic Science Fellow: Science Communication / Advocacy

For: MS & Doctoral Grad students
Where: Bethesda, Maryland
Info: https://jobs.ascb.org/job/kavli-civic-science-fellow/48099271/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-4%2B30%2C%2B2019

Marie Curie Fellowship

For: Postdocs
Where: Paris
Info: topic related to microfluidics, biology and lab on chip
Lydie Jeux contact@microfluidics-valley.com

Olympus: High end Microscopy Sales Position

For: UD Blue Hens: Grad programs
Info: Matthew Weitzman
Matthew.weitzman@olympus-ossa.com

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

International Workshop on Control Engineering & Synthetic Biology

This workshop will discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that Synthetic Biology offers. A specific focus will be on the “next grand challenges” in the field of synthetic biology and how control engineering can address them.
For Info: http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/SynBioControl2019for
Where: Worcester College, Oxford
When: Sept 9-11, 2019

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

May 24, 2019

End of the Year Dates

Finals: Now to May 30th  Find your exam date and location
Doctoral Hooding: May 31st 6:45 am The Green Details
Convocation: May 31st  5:30 pm Bob Carpenter Center Details
Commencement:  June 1st  7:30 am Delaware Stadium Details
Grades posted: June 3rd
Alumni Weekend: June 7-9  Register  Details
Summer Session: June 10th

BME in the News

Peyton Delgorio is a recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award.
Grace McIlvain earned a Top Podium Presentation Award for “Brain Mechanical Properties and Balance Reactions in Children with Cerebral Palsy.”
Margot Farnham earned the Elmer E. Klaus award for her work with articular cartilage
Art in Science has been featured in UD Engineering’s Twitter. Check out the video.

BME Department News 

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their Robotic Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participants for fMRI Motor Learning Study.
Where: Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging (CBBI) on campus
Compensation: $25 amazon gift card and copy of structural brain scan
To schedule: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4aaba72da3f94-fmri
For more info: Contact Andria Farrens afarrens@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

Lab Twin (Note Taker)

UD researchers can now access LabTwin at no cost. LabTwin is the world’s first voice-powered digital lab assistant. It enables you to take notes and record results at the time of experimentation by merely talking to your phone. Hands-free documentation means you don’t have to interrupt experiments to take notes. I would encourage you to sign up and take advantage of this offering. To get free LabTwin access, use this link: https://app.labtwin.com/#/signup. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Guru Singh, Head of Growth at LabTwin, at guru.singh@labtwin.com.

WIE News

Jamie Benson and Meghan Kupratis will be transitioning to the WIE representatives for BME. Thanks to Danielle and Catherine for their excellent job in getting the news out.  Here are additional events coming in the following months:
Families in Grad School Lunch (June) – discussing the experience of starting a family in grad school
Ice Cream Social (August) – eating ice cream.

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase was May 20th. Sponsored by Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics, Inc (IPO)

The Goal: Create a shower prosthesis: Non-slip, Support entire weight, Usable in shower, Manufacture cost under $500, Under 5 lbs, Durable, Easy to use, One size fits, all, Adjustable, Aesthetically pleasing.
The Teams: There were nine student teams from BMEG360
People’s Choice Award: Team Crelf, Mary Lemma, Nathan Patel, Ahlad Neti (see photo!)

Career Corner

Bio 2019

https://convention.bio.org/studentday/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&utm_campaign=bio2019-student-day
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 5)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 24th
For: Students over age 21

Sex and Gender Differences in Aging (Live-stream conference)

For: Faculty and Students
When: June 6 – 8
Info: https://www.rccn-aging.org/assets/uploads/default/RCCN-June-2019-Workshop-Agenda.pdf
Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/38376d9e8fe2297a34538d7d4481ef37

Kavli Civic Science Fellow: Science Communication / Advocacy

For: MS & Doctoral Grad students
Where: Bethesda, Maryland
Info: https://jobs.ascb.org/job/kavli-civic-science-fellow/48099271/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-4%2B30%2C%2B2019

Marie Curie Fellowship

For: Postdocs
Where: Paris
Info: topic related to microfluidics, biology and lab on chip
Lydie Jeux contact@microfluidics-valley.com

Olympus: High end Microscopy Sales Position

For: UD Blue Hens: Grad programs
Info: Matthew Weitzman
Matthew.weitzman@olympus-ossa.com

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

International Workshop on Control Engineering & Synthetic Biology

This workshop will discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that Synthetic Biology offers. A specific focus will be on the “next grand challenges” in the field of synthetic biology and how control engineering can address them.
For Info: http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/SynBioControl2019for
Where: Worcester College, Oxford
When: Sept 9-11, 2019

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

May 10, 2019

BME In the News

BME Senior, Carly Pettipaw, is racing to the top in sports, school, and career.

Read the UDaily article to see how she is Off to a fast start.

BME Department News

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their robotic lower extremity exoskeleton study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

BME Seminars

That’s a wrap… Look for more in the fall

BME Graduate News

  • GSG GalaMay 10th 2019 6pm – 10 pm  TONIGHT
    Chambers Memorial Hall
    3900 Kirkwood Highway
    Tickets $20.00
    Registration

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase

Monday, May 20th, 2019
12:20 – 2:15 pm  322 ISE Lab
BME juniors are working with Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics to develop an assistive device that can be used by lower limb amputees in the shower. Come listen to their pitches and see demos of their prototypes. Light snacks will be provided.

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019
Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CBST Seminar

Katrin Kramer – University of Otago, New Zealand
366 Colburn Lab
Monday, May 13, 2019
10:00 am
“Cancer Vaccines – Using Virus-like Particles for Immunotherapy”

CBE Seminar

Dr. Ramamurthy Nagarajan, IIT, Madras
Thursday, May 16, 2019
10:00 am – 366 CLB
“Ultrasonic & Megasonic Intensification of Processes”

Workshop: Supporting Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities

2019 Workshop & Lecture Series – Diversity in Biomedical Research Graduate Programs
Sponsored by the UNIDEL Grand Challenge Grant
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Courtyard Marriott, Newark
Info: engr-events@udel.edu

Career Corner

Kavli Civic Science Fellow: Science Communication / Advocacy

For: MS & Doctoral Grad students
Where: Bethesda, Maryland
Info: https://jobs.ascb.org/job/kavli-civic-science-fellow/48099271/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-4%2B30%2C%2B2019

Marie Curie Fellowship

For: Postdocs
Where: Paris
Info: topic related to microfluidics, biology and lab on chip
Lydie Jeux contact@microfluidics-valley.com

Olympus: High end Microscopy Sales Position

For: UD Blue Hens: Grad programs
Info: Matthew Weitzman
Matthew.weitzman@olympus-ossa.com

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

International Workshop on Control Engineering & Synthetic Biology

This workshop will discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that Synthetic Biology offers. A specific focus will be on the “next grand challenges” in the field of synthetic biology and how control engineering can address them.
For Info: http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/SynBioControl2019for
Where: Worcester College, Oxford
When: Sept 9 – 11, 2019

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

May 3, 2019

BME In the News

Buchanan Lab Uses Engineering Science to Improve Rehabilitation

Read about this team that uses MRI test results to study ACL injuries and what they’ve found here!

BME Department News

Art in Science Opening Night 2019 (Tonight @ 5pm!)

Come celebrate the beautiful border where STEM mastery and artistry intertwine!
Where: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park (1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803)
When: May 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm
Info: https://engr.udel.edu/art-in-science

Women in STEM Art Exhibit

When: May 3rd  5 pm – 9 pm
Where: 800 B N. Tatnall St, Wilm, DE (The Sold Firm Gallery)

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their robotic lower extremity exoskeleton study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

BME Seminars

That’s a wrap… Look for more in the fall

BME Graduate News

  • GSG GalaMay 10th 2019 6pm – 10 pm
    Chambers Memorial Hall
    3900 Kirkwood Highway
    Tickets $20.00
    Registration

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase

Monday, May 20th, 2019
12:20 – 2:15 pm  322 ISE Lab
BME juniors are working with Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics to develop an assistive device that can be used by lower limb amputees in the shower. Come listen to their pitches and see demos of their prototypes. Light snacks will be provided.

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019

Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CRiSP Seminar

Prof. Julie Albert, Tulane University
Monday, May 6, 2019
10:00 am – 366 CLB
“Combining Theory, Experiment, and Simulation to Describe the Thermodynamics that Drive Self-Assembly in Block Copolymer Systems”

“Science Friday” speaker Charles Bergquist

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
3:00 pm – Memorial Hall 3rd floor dome
Topic: What makes a good science story and the challenges of dealing with “fake news”

Workshop: Supporting Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities

2019 Workshop & Lecture Series – Diversity in Biomedical Research Graduate Programs
Sponsored by the UNIDEL Grand Challenge Grant
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Courtyard Marriott, Newark
Info: engr-events@udel.edu

Career Corner

Sister 2 Sister Mentoring Event
Hosted by: Profs. LaShanda Korley and Monique Head
Who: Women graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty from underrepresented groups in STEM
Where: 204 Evans
When: May 8th
Info & RSVP: Nancy Bickings (bickingn@udel.edu) by May 1st

Summer Social for Life Scientists
What: networking
Cost: $25 includes food and drinks
Where: Timothy’s on the Riverfront
When: May 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/2019-summer-social/

Bio 2019
https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech
For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

April 26, 2019

BME Department News

BME is featured in UD’s President’s Annual Report

Check out Dr. Curtis Johnson and graduate student Grace McIlvain featured in the Investing in our Intellectual and Physical Capital section of the President’s Annual Report for their work with MRI brain imaging.

BMES Calls for Abstracts!

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be October 16-19 in Philadelphia
Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 1st.
For info: https://www.bmes.org/abstracts

Art in Science Opening Night 2019

Come celebrate the beautiful border where STEM mastery and artistry intertwine!
Where: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park (1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803)
When: May 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm
Info: https://engr.udel.edu/art-in-science

Women in STEM Art Exhibit

When: May 3rd  5 pm – 9 pm
Where: 800 B N. Tatnall St, Wilm, DE (The Sold Firm Gallery)

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their robotic lower extremity exoskeleton study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

BME Seminars

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • GSG GalaMay 10th 2019 6pm – 10 pm
    Chambers Memorial Hall
    3900 Kirkwood Highway
    Tickets $20.00
    Registration

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase

Monday, May 20th, 2019
12:20 – 2:15 pm  322 ISE Lab
BME juniors are working with Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics to develop an assistive device that can be used by lower limb amputees in the shower. Come listen to their pitches and see demos of their prototypes. Light snacks will be provided.

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019

Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

COE Seminar

Shahab Rezaei-Mazinaini, Collége de France
May 2nd, 2019
11:00 am 106 CCM
Harvesting Calcium Signals using Optoelectronic Devices
For meeting opportunities, please contact Alaina Norvell anorvell@udel.edu

David Norton Memorial Lecture

Jeremy Waldron, NYU School of Law
May 3, 2019
3:30 pm – 116 gore Hall
Philosophical Foundations of Migration Law

CRiSP Seminar

Prof. Julie Albert, Tulane University
Monday, May 6, 2019
10:00 am – 366 CLB
“Combining Theory, Experiment, and Simulation to Describe the Thermodynamics that Drive Self-Assembly in Block Copolymer Systems”

Career Corner

NASA STEM: The Future of Space, A Live College Broadcast
April 29th, 2019 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Streaming: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public
Delaware Space Grant is hosting a watch party in the AJ Cannon Room, Sharp Lab, on the University of Delaware campus beginning at 1:45 pm.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP https://forms.gle/2u4f37sGnS3HYBfe8

New PhD Program: Financial Services Analytics
Who: Students from Finance, MIS, Operations Management, Math, Physics, CISC, Electrical, Chemical, Computer & Mechanical Engineering & Statistics
What: Open House
When: Tuesday, April 30th  4pm – 6pm
Register: https://fsaninfosession1.eventbrite.com
Questions: Kelly Chan kellyc@udel.edu
Info: Lerner.udel.edu/FSAN

Sister 2 Sister Mentoring Event
Hosted by: Profs. LaShanda Korley and Monique Head
Who: Women graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty from underrepresented groups in STEM
Where: 204 Evans
When: May 8th
Info & RSVP: Nancy Bickings (bickingn@udel.edu) by May 1st

Summer Social for Life Scientists
What: networking
Cost: $25 includes food and drinks
Where: Timothy’s on the Riverfront
When: May 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/2019-summer-social/

Bio 2019
https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech
For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

April 19, 2019

BME Department News

BMES Calls for Abstracts!

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be October 16-19 in Philadelphia
Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 1st.
For info: https://www.bmes.org/abstracts

Art in Science Opening Night 2019

Come celebrate the beautiful border where STEM mastery and artistry intertwine!
Where: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park (1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803)
When: May 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm
Info: https://engr.udel.edu/art-in-science

Women in STEM Art Exhibit

When: May 3rd  5 pm – 9 pm
Where: 800 B N. Tatnall St, Wilm, DE (The Sold Firm Gallery)

BME Seminars

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME 2019 Spring Graduate Seminar Symposium – Was held in DBI on Friday, April 19th.  Eleven talks were presented with speakers from year two to postdocs. Afterwards there was a celebration of yearly awards.
  • Journey to Latin America – Mexico. Sponsored by the Hispanic/Latino Graduate Student Association. April 25th 6 pm – 9 pm. Food, folk dance, Mariachi band. Perkins Student Center-West lounge.
  • GSG ForumBetter Together: Mobilizing a Community of Scholars –  Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • GSG GalaMay 10th

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase

Monday, May 20th, 2019
12:20 – 2:15 pm  322 ISE Lab
BME juniors are working with Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics to develop an assistive device that can be used by lower limb amputees in the shower. Come listen to their pitches and see demos of their prototypes. Light snacks will be provided.

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019

Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CBCB Seminar

Jiqiang (Lanny) Ling, University of Maryland
Monday, April 22, 2019
3:30 pm – Delaware Biotechnology Institute Room 102
Fidelity during Protein Synthesis from Population to single cells

UNIDEL Grand Challenge

Karl Booksh, UD Chemistry and Biochemisty
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
3:30 pm – 140 Smith Hall
Graduate School success for Students with Disabilities: a perspective from both sides of the desk
RSVP: engr-events@udel.edu

IEC Seminar

Abhishek Sharan, University of Delaware
Thursday, April 25, 2019
11:00 am – IEC Seminar Room 115
Role of Cu deficient layer in chalcopyrite based solar cells

Dept of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Dr. Bernard Frischer, Indiana University
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
7pm – Memorial Hall 127
Rome Reborn Project

Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lecture

James Swan, MIT
Friday, April 26, 2019
10:00 am – 102 CLB
Large scale Simulation of Colloidal Hydrodynamics: Heterogenous Particles, Structures and Flow Patterns

David Norton Memorial Lecture

Jeremy Waldron, NYU School of Law
May 3, 2019
3:30 pm – 116 gore Hall
Philosophical Foundations of Migration Law”

Career Corner

University of Louisville Summer Online Courses
Who: Biomedical Undergraduates and Graduate Students
Where: Online
Info: Undergrads http://louisville.edu/admissions/apply/requirements/college-visitor-requirements
Grads: http://louisville.edu/graduate/futurestudents/apply-materials/application

Careers in STEM Lunch: Academia vs. Industry – Sponsored by WiE
Who: Open to all Graduate Students
What: Industrial/Academic Careers in STEM
Where: Perkins Student Center, Gallery
When: April 23rd 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Please RSVP

Link to Life Science – Communicating for Success
Who: Those interested in connecting and collaborating with the life science industry including graduate students, post-docs, and early career professionals.
Where: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
When: April 25th  5:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/april-2019-link-to-life-science/

NASA STEM: The Future of Space, A Live College Broadcast
April 29th, 2019 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Streaming: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public
Delaware Space Grant is hosting a watch party in the AJ Cannon Room, Sharp Lab, on the University of Delaware campus beginning at 1:45 pm.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP https://forms.gle/2u4f37sGnS3HYBfe8

New PhD Program: Financial Services Analytics
Who: Students from Finance, MIS, Operations Management, Math, Physics, CISC, Electrical, Chemical, Computer & Mechanical Engineering & Statistics
What: Open House
When: Tuesday, April 30th  4pm – 6pm
Register: https://fsaninfosession1.eventbrite.com
Questions: Kelly Chan kellyc@udel.edu
Info: Lerner.udel.edu/FSAN

Sister 2 Sister Mentoring Event
Hosted by: Profs. LaShanda Korley and Monique Head
Who: Women graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty from underrepresented groups in STEM
Where: 204 Evans
When: May 8th
Info & RSVP: Nancy Bickings (bickingn@udel.edu) by May 1st

Summer Social for Life Scientists
What: networking
Cost: $25 includes food and drinks
Where: Timothy’s on the Riverfront
When: May 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/2019-summer-social/

Bio 2019
https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech
For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

April 12, 2019

BME Department News

Welcome New Faculty

BME is excited to welcome our new faculty!
Dr. Millie Sullivan is now a joint faculty with BME.
Dr. Julie Kohn will be joining us July 1st as a new assistant professor. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania.
Dr. Ashutosh Khandha will transition from temporary faculty to assistant professor Sept 1st.
Dr. Joshua Cashaback will be joining us beginning Jan 1st as an assistant professor. He is currently a postdoc at the University of Calgary

2019 NSF GRFP Awards

Congratulations to UD BME-affiliated students and alumni!

NSF GRFP Awardees:                  Honorable Mention:

Erica Comber (BME ’17)                             Maggie Billingsley (BME ’18)
Kelly Kempski (BME ’19)                            Rachel O’Sullivan (BME ’19)
Isabel Navarro (CMBE ’19)                        Amanda Studnicki (BME ’18)
Laurel Schappell (BME ’19)                       Megan Dang (current PhD)
Cedric Whitney (BME ’17)

BMES Calls for Abstracts!

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be October 16-19 in Philadelphia
Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 1st.
For info: https://www.bmes.org/abstracts

Art in Science Opening Night 2019

Come celebrate the beautiful border where STEM mastery and artistry intertwine!
Where: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park (1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803)
When: May 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm
Info: https://engr.udel.edu/art-in-science

BME Seminars

Andrés García, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Bioengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME 2019 Spring Graduate Seminar Symposium – Was held in DBI on Friday, April 19th.  Eleven talks were presented with speakers from year two to postdocs. Afterwards there was a celebration of yearly awards.
  • GSG ForumBetter Together: Mobilizing a Community of Scholars –  Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • GSG GalaMay 10th

BME Undergraduate News

Dean’s Cup Challenge: The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019
Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CBCB Seminar

Lukasz Bugaj, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, April 15, 2019
3:30 pm – 307 ISE
Understanding Cell Signal Perception Via High-Throughput Optogenetics

2019 Graduation Information is now available!
See the COE website to find out more. http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

Career Corner

Careers in STEM Lunch: Academia vs. Industry – Sponsored by WiE

Who: Open to all Graduate Students
What: Industrial/Academic Careers in STEM
Where: Perkins Student Center, Gallery
When: April 23rd 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Please RSVP

Link to Life Science – Communicating for Success

Who: Those interested in connecting and collaborating with the life science industry including graduate students, post-docs, and early career professionals.
Where: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
When: April 25th  5:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/april-2019-link-to-life-science/

Sister 2 Sister Mentoring Event

Hosted by: Profs. LaShanda Korley and Monique Head
Who: Women graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty from underrepresented groups in STEM
Where: 204 Evans
When: May 8th
Info & RSVP: Nancy Bickings (bickingn@udel.edu) by May 1st

Biomedical Job Posting – Veteran Health Administration

How to create your USA Jobs Resume
VHA Technical Career Field Trainee Program Flyer
Job listing www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529559400
For: Bachelors & up
Deadline: April 17, 2019

I-Trep Summer Course in “Biomedical Entrepreneurship”

When: June 13-21, 2019
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
For: Undergrads, Grads, Postdocs & Faculty
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Info: http://med.uvm.edu/itrep/short-course

Summer Data Science Fellowship

When: June 24 – Aug 16
For: Masters, PhD & Postdocs
Info: The Data Incubator
Due by: April 15, 2019 & April 22, 2019

Summer Social for Life Scientists

What: networking
Cost: $25 includes food and drinks
Where: Timothy’s on the Riverfront
When: May 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/2019-summer-social/

Bio 2019

https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

April 5, 2019

BME in the News

BME Students are notices with Women of Promise Award

PhD graduate student, Grace McIlvain is one of the women who has received the 2019 Women of Promise award which has recognized exceptional female students at UD.

BME Seminars

Andrés García, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Bioengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME Graduate Seminar Symposium – DBI 8.00 – 1.00 pm April 19th
  • GSG Forum – Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop – Morris Library – Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B 10.00 – 12.00 pm Register April 17th
  • Mathematical Modeling Camp – June 12-15, 2019 @ UD Info

BME Undergraduate News

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019
Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

16th Annual Biomechanics Research Symposium

Presented by Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research (CBER)
Keynote Lecture: Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley
Engineering solutions to optimize mobility after joint replacement
When: Wed, April 17th
8:30 am – 3:45 pm. – Star Campus
Registration Deadline: April 5th, 2019

CMET Seminar

Dave Venerus, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Monday, April 8, 2019
11:00 am – 366 CLB
Thermal Transport and Flow in Polymeric Materials

MSEG Seminar

Huili Grace Xing, Cornell University
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE
High Performance Electronics for Communication, Power Management, and Beyond

CBST Seminar

Jennifer McManus, Maynooth University, Ireland
Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 366 CLB
“The Physical and Chemical Factors Driving Protein Self-Assembly”

CBE Seminar

Kaushal Rege, Arizona State University
Friday, April 12, 2019
10:00 am – 102 Colburn
Aminoglycoside-derived Molecular and Cellular Technologies for Accelerated Discovery Platforms

2019 Graduation Information is now available!

See the COE website to find out more. http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

UD Events

Jefferson Lecture

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 am – Mitchel Hall
“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”

Career Corner

Biomedical Job Posting – Veteran Health Administration

How to create your USA Jobs Resume
VHA Technical Career Field Trainee Program Flyer
Job listing www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529559400
For: Bachelors & up
Deadline: April 17, 2019

I-Trep Summer Course in “Biomedical Entrepreneurship”

When: June 13-21, 2019
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
For: Undergrads, Grads, Postdocs & Faculty
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Info: http://med.uvm.edu/itrep/short-course

Summer Data Science Fellowship

When: June 24 – Aug 16
For: Masters, PhD & Postdocs
Info: The Data Incubator
Due by: April 15, 2019 & April 22, 2019

Bio 2019

https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

March 29, 2019

BME in the News

BME Seminars

Andrés García, Georgia Institute of Technology
Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Bioengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME Graduate Seminar Symposium – DBI 8.00 – 1.00 pm April 19th
  • GSG Forum – Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop – Morris Library – Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B 10.00 – 12.00 pm Register April 17th
  • Mathematical Modeling Camp – June 12-15, 2019 @ UD Info

BME Undergraduate News

Dean’s Cup Challenge: The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019

Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge

Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CMET Seminar

Dave Venerus, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Monday, April 8, 2019
11:00 am – 366 CLB
Thermal Transport and Flow in Polymeric Materials

CBST Seminar

Jennifer McManus, Maynooth University, Ireland
Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 366 CLB
The Physical and Chemical Factors Driving Protein Self-Assembly

2019 Graduation Information is now available!

See the COE website to find out more. http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

UD Events

Jefferson Lecture

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 am – Mitchel Hall
“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”

Career Corner

Regeneron has an open position for an entry level Ph.D. with a background in protein biochemistry and protein purification. The position would include, amongst other things, process characterization of different unit operations for the purification of monoclonal antibodies, including (but not limited to) liquid chromatography, normal filtration, and tangential flow filtration.   Go to:  https://careers.regeneron.com/; Search for posting: 16131BR; the title of the position is: Process Scientist

Graduate & Postdoc Women’s Forum DESRES for grad students and postdocs
When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 5, 2019 DESRESForum@DEShawResearch.com

Juvenile Osteology Laboratory Workshop – Bioarchaeology of Children (Transylvania, Romania)
For: Graduate & Undergrad students
When: June 30 – July 27, 2019
Info: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/juvenile-osteology-laboratory

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech
For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

Lasker Essay Contest for biomedical sciences $10,000
For: Grad student and postdocs
Due by: April 11, 2019

Special from the Horn Program

Can be found on BME Weekly of March 22

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

March 22, 2019

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Congratulations

Postdoctoral researcher, Shantanu Pradhan, from John Slater’s lab has been offered an Assistant Professor position from IIT Madras. Congratulations Shantanu!

BME Graduate News

  • BME Graduate Seminar Symposium – DBI 8.00 – 1.00 pm April 19th
  • GSG Forum – Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop – Morris Library – Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B 10.00 – 12.00 pm Register April 17th
  • Mathematical Modeling Camp – June 12-15, 2019 @ UD Info

Other Departmental Events

CBST Seminar

Joshua Katz, DuPont Pharma Excipients
Monday, March 25, 2019
11:00 am – 366 CLB
“Novel Excipients for Liquid Stabilization of Protein Pharmaceuticals”

IEC Seminar

Koffi Yao, Mechanical Engineering, UD
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – 11:00 am – IEC Seminar Room 115
“Quantifying lithium concentration gradients n the graphite electrode of Li-ion cells using operando energy dispersive X-ray diffraction”

CBE Seminar

Mattheos Koffas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:00 am – 102 CLB
“A Sense of Balance: Development of Metabolic Pathway Balancing Approaches for the Production of High Value Chemicals in Recombinant E.coli”

2019 Graduation Information is now available!

See the COE website to find out more,  http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

UD Events

Jefferson Lecture

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 am – Mitchel Hall
“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”

Career Corner

Undergrad and Grad Scholarship Opportunity

Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is offering scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Open to sophomores and above pursuing a Bachelors or Graduate degree in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Tribology, Mathematics or similar studies with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
For more information see the attached application due May 31st.

Graduate & Postdoc Women’s Forum DESRES for grad students and postdocs

When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 5, 2019 DESRESForum@DEShawResearch.com

Juvenile Osteology Laboratory Workshop – Bioarchaeology of Children (Transylvania, Romania)

For: Graduate & Undergrad students
When: June 30 – July 27, 2019
Info: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/juvenile-osteology-laboratory

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

Lasker Essay Contest for biomedical sciences $10,000

For: Grad student and postdocs
Due by: April 11, 2019

Special from the Horn Program

Dear colleagues,

Since there is so much happening in the next few weeks, I’m keeping the format of this email very simple so you can click through to read more depending on what interests you. Below are 4 categories: workshops, funding (including a new investment fund  – DISI First Fund – here in Delaware!), events, and Startup Village. Be sure to scroll all the way down!

Workshops

  • Sizing Your Opportunity: Markets and Competition

When: April 2, 1-3pm at the VDC
RSVP: http://bit.ly/Horn-Markets

  • Pitch Coaching

When: April 4, 10am-1pm at DTP@STAR
RSVP: http://bit.ly/Horn-Pitch

Funding

  • Delaware Bioscience Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept grant ($50,000): March 31st

https://cat.dbi.udel.edu/grantsEPoC.php

  • Delaware Innovation Space FastPass ($50,000 in kind): March 31st

https://gust.com/programs/dupont-fastpass-at-the-delaware-innovation-space-competition

  • Apply to BIO I-Corps (free admission to BIO): April 15th

https://innovation.unh.edu/icorps/i-corps-bio-entrepreneurship-workshop

  • University City Science Center QED Proof-of-Concept Program ($200,000): May 15th

https://sciencecenter.org/discover/qed

  • NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program ($250K/550K): July 10th

https://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/pfi/apply.jsp

Events

  • Science Center QED Info Session: March 29, 9-10am

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qed-proof-of-concept-program-info-session-tickets-58319216346

  • Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit: April 10th

http://business.ncccc.com/events/details/2nd-annual-delaware-entrepreneurial-summit-3087

  • Chemical Ventures Conference: April 23-24th

https://www.aiche.org/conferences/chemical-ventures-conference/2019

  • Hen Hatch: April 30th

https://www.udel.edu/research-innovation/horn/venture-support/hen-hatch/

Startup Village
Sign up with the advisors below here: www.udel.edu/startupvillage

  • March 27 | 10am-1pm – Specializes in government grants and contracts: Lou Dinetta – signup via Fundraising link
  • March 27 | 9am-1pm – Intellectual Property Attorney: Chris Halliday – sign up via Legal link
  • March 28 | 9am-12pm – Specializes in Lean Manufacturing: Rustyn Stoops – sign up via Prototyping & Manufacturing link
  • March 29 | 10am-12pm – Specializes in Prototyping: Anna Solomon – sign up via Prototyping & Manufacturing link

Best regards,
Christina Pellicane
Director, Commercialization Programs

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578