Cluff: CoE Excellence in Research Award

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Cluff: WSU Excellence in Research Award

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BME Student Voted 2017 WSU Student of the Year

October 27, 2017: BME Senior Dane Laughlin was voted the 2017 WSU Student of the Year. This award is given annually to two WSU students based on their academic and community activities. Three of the eight finalists for this award in 2017 were BME students. Shown in the picture (left to right) are BME students and finalists Hannah Hund, Deena Helm, Dr. Michael Jorgensen, and Dane Laughlin.



BME Faculty and Students attend BMES in Phoenix

BMES Attendance in PhoenixSeveral BME students and faculty attended the Biomedical Engineering Society's Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ, October 11-14, 2017. BME students attended workshops to enhance BMES student chapters, resume review sessions and visited the Expo Hall to talk with various graduate schools and companies. The following undergraduate students also presented their research at BMES: Jacob Griffith, Brandon Eckerman, Reece Burns, Fayez Aruwaili, Jessica Aldrich, Silvia Alvarez, and Alexandra Deghand.

Dr. Jaydip Desai Joins BME in August 2017

Jaydip Desai faculty memberDr. Jaydip Desai joined the Biomedical Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor in August 2017. Dr. Desai received his PhD and MS degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Desai spent the past three years as an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Indiana Institute of Technology where he founded the Human-Machine Interface lab to design and develop biorobotics algorithms to control various robotic devices using human physiological signals from the human body. At WSU, Dr. Desai has established the Neuro-Robotics Lab, which aims to understand human decision making, advance neural signal processing, implement real time control algorithms for various robotic devices, and conducts research from cognitive neuroscience to rehabilitation robotics.

BME Senior Capstone Design Students Develop App

BME Students Design AppJuly 7, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Spring 2017 Capstone Design students (left to right in picture) Gina LeBar, Nicole Zimmerman and Shauntel Pearson have developed an app that they believe may help save women's lives during labor and delivery. Their work was featured in a KWCH news segment on July 7th, and was featured in a Wichita Eagle article on June 22nd. Watch the KWCH news segment here, and read the Wichita Eagle news article here.

Engineering Open House BME Awards


May 6, 2017: The Annual Engineering Open House Banquet resulted in several awards to BME faculty and students. Dr. Kim Cluff (left photo) was awarded the 2017 Dwane and Velma Wallace College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Gary Brooking (middle photo) was awarded the 2017 Dwane and Velma Wallace College of Engineering Excellence in Service Award. BME Senior Martina Salerno (right photo) was awarded the 2017 BME Outstanding Graduating Senior Award.

BME Students Participate and Win at Annual URCAF

BME students win at URCAFApril 4, 2017: Nine BME students presented their research at the 17th Annual WSU Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Formum (URCAF). Jessica Aldrich (middle in photo) placed 1st for Oral presentations, Fayez Alruwaili (right in photo) placed 1st for Poster presentations, and Brandon Eckerman (left in photo) placed 2nd for poster presentation. Other BME undergraduate students presenting their research included: Rachel Jones, Jonathan Whitford, Ester Alao, Josie Eck, Gisela Guzman and Vy Lam.






BME Welcomes New Wallace Scholars

BME Wallace Scholars February 17, 2017: The WSU College of Engineering welcomed 11 new incoming Fall 2017 Wallace Scholars, of which three will be majoring in Biomedical Engineering. New Biomedical Engineering Wallace Scholars include Lia Savage (Wichita East High School), Brooke Taylor (Wichita Northeast Magnet High School) and Garrett Sims (Andover High School). Attending the reception (pictured to the left) were several current BME Wallace Scholars and BME faculty.

BME to Start Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering

December 14, 2016: The Kansas Board of Regents today approved the establishment of a MS in Biomedical Engineering program which will be housed in the Wichita State University Biomedical Engineering Department. This MS degree, which will start January 2017, consists of 30 credit hours, including 12 credit hours of core BME courses, 12 credit hours of elective courses, and 6 credit hours of thesis. For more information about this degree and the application process, contact the BME Department Chair, Dr. Michael Jorgensen (