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The new Engineering Centers Building rises toward a fall 2002 completion
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Design consortium activities
Miniature labs made easy
Message from the chair
Faculty profile: Naomi Chesler
High school students on campus Feb. 28 through March 1 for the Wisconsin
Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium
labs in their spare time.
In Associate Professor
lab, the students took a variety of personal measurements, including lung function, pulse rate and oxygenation of their hemoglobin, to learn how medical instrumentation works.
Undergrads show off research
senior design groups displayed posters at the campuswide Undergraduate Research Symposium April 18. In addition, three
students presented posters on their independent research.
Student honors, awards and achievements:
- Elizabeth Felton, who received her master's degree in
this spring, has been accepted into the UW-Madison Medical School's MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program.
She will begin taking classes through the program this summer and finish two years of medical school, then earn her PhD in biomedical engineering working with Professor
and return to medical school for her last two years of training.
After completing the program, Felton will do a residency, perhaps in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Eventually, she hopes to balance clinical work possibly as a rehabilitation doctor with research in rehabilitation engineering.
In addition, she may consider teaching and doing work to improve cross-cultural health care.
- Graduate student Erin Gill has been accepted into UW-Madison's Biotechnology Traineeship Program, which provides National Institutes of Health-funded support for predoctoral students interested in interdisciplinary biotechnology work.
During the traineeship, Gill will focus on understanding changes in epithelial tissue during the onset and progression of cancer. Working with Assistant Professor
and Pathology Professor
she hopes to discover a noninvasive method for detecting and diagnosing cancer in such tissue sites as the oral cavity, skin and cervix.
As part of the program, Gill also will minor in a cross discipline, participate in a seminar series, and complete an industrial internship.
senior David Manthei has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Science and Technology and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research of the U.S. Department of Defense).
Each fellowship provides funding for three years. Manthei, who will begin his MS work in the department this summer, will research mechanisms of skeletal muscle injury and healing under Assistant Professor
(also family medicine and orthopedic surgery).
The two hope to gain better understanding of the mechanisms of injury and healing to provide a foundation for treatment strategies.
- David W. Meister, a biomedical engineering junior, was one of two engineering students to receive a 2001-02 3M Corporation scholarship.
The $5,000 award is renewable.
- With his recently awarded National Library of Medicine Computation and Informatics
in Biology and Medicine traineeship,
student Henry Zeringue will spend the final year of his PhD work looking for significance in the regions surrounding
the endpoints of deletions in mitochondrial DNA from atrophied muscle cells. He will perform the research with Professor
Department of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences.
Their goal is to use computational methods to find a "key" in the DNA surrounding the deletion points that will help direct biology experiments to determine the mechanisms for the deletions.
This spring, students entered 19 ideas or inventions in the college's annual
competition, which featured the
Schoofs Prize for Creativity
Tong Prototype Prize.
students participating include:
From left: David Manthei, Nikhil Bagadia, Jason Berta and James Burke (not pictured) entered the Redesign of a Ski-Binding System to Reduce the Incidence and/or Grade of Knee Injuries, which received a Schoofs Prize second place and $7,000. (27K JPG)
Kelly Stevens entered the Cauterizing Biopsy System, which received a $2,000 Judges' Prize for Special Merit. (28K JPG)
Lisa Ruehlow (left) and Nicole Werner entered the Portable Voice Calibrator, which received fourth place ($1,000) and a second-place ($1,250) Tong Prize. (19K JPG)
From left: Elizabeth Nee, Angela Heppner, Briar Duffy and Jeffrey Phillips entered the Self-Disarming Suture Needle, which received a Schoofs Prize fourth place and $1,000. (25K JPG)
From left: Mike Hallam, John Puccinelli, Brian Asti, Jeremy O'Brien, Scott Wiese and Rafael Connemara (not pictured) entered the MR Gantry. (21K JPG)
From left: Jodi Zilinski, Gretchen Foltz, Marie Meyer and Kristy Wood entered the Cryogenic Freezing System for Biological Specimens. (22K JPG)
Bern Jordan (left) and Elan Bomsztyk entered the Non-Adhesive Bioreactor for In-Vitro Cell Culture. (21K JPG)