Freshmen/Senior Design and Mentoring Experiences in Bioengineering
The Bioengineering curriculum offers a unique undergraduate creative inquiry experience that combines design experiences with undergraduate peer-tutoring. Beginning in the Fall semester small groups of general engineering freshmen who are interested in pursuing Bioengineering as their major will be recruited and paired with small groups of undergraduate senior bioengineering students, and together, they will explore exciting and challenging problems in Bioengineering Design. Using the established BIOE451 (Creative Inquiry in BioE) as a mechanism of providing credit for participation, 15-20 freshmen who are enrolled in engineering classes will be recruited with the assistance of ESE faculty . These students will be interviewed and matched to established senior design teams(of 4-6 students) who are participating in BioE401 (bioengineering design theory, Fall) or BioE403 (Applied Bioengineering Design, Spring). Together, these teams will work to solve design challenges that are relevant to the field of bioengineering, while undertaking an undergraduate learning/mentoring experience. Both the freshmen and the seniors will use this CI experience to tackle open-ended design challenges that involve integrating and synthesizing ideas towards solutions to real-world problems. Teams may interact with industry or clinical partners. It is hoped that the innovative use of Creative Inquiry to pair freshmen and seniors into teams that work to solve design challenges will enhance the education experience for all students.
*Gorrell, L.M., *Haywood, D.A., *Hope, M.D., *Ovington, P.T., *Rye, K.M., *Webster, J.N., DesJardins, J.D. (2010, October). Assessment of Customer Needs and Engineering Requirements for the Design of a Novel Combat Tourniquet. Presented in the Proceedings of the Southeast Biomedical Engineering Career Conference (SEBECC), Poster, Clemson, SC.
DesJardins, J.D. (2012, March). Industry Gate Reviews as a Method to Facilitate Senior Capstone Design. Presented in Proceedings of the 16th Annual National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Conference, Presentation Panel Fri-1A3, San Francisco, CA.
*Kaiser, A., DesJardins, J.D. (2012, October). Evaluation of Design Gate Methods to Clinical and Industry Sponsors. Presented in Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Atlanta, GA.
*Rhode, J., *Hunt, M., *Scola, K., *Benson, R., *Rolfe, S., Nosoudi, N., Rodriguez-Devora, J., DesJardins, J. (2013) The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Biomedical Engineering Regional Career Conference (SEMABECC) hosted by the University of Virginia Biomedical Engineering Department,. Abstract accepted: Freshman Design, Nanoparticle Dispersion Device. Poster Presentation
*Gamez, M., *McCadden, A., *Ellis, C., *Rhode, J., *Eister, J., *Ibarra, J., *Benson, R., *Bauerle, W., *Suarez, D., Rodriguez, J., Desjardins, J. (2014). Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum Abstract accepted: freshmen/senior design and mentoring experiences in bioengineering. Poster Presentation. (2nd Place Audience Award)
InnoVision Award, Small Enterprise Category, Top Prize Recognition, Deadline July 13, 2012, Website Link Finalists: K. Atwood*, L. Eskew*, B. Jenkins*, B. Przestrzelski*, AssureFit Chest Tube Stabilization Device and K. Keith*, S. Creel*, B. Liberio*, J. Wilson*, Sternacision Thoracotomy Guide.
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) BMEStart Competition, Top Prize $10,000, Deadline May 13, 2012, Website Link http //nciia.org/bmestart 1st Place, $10,000 K. Atwood*, L. Eskew*, B. Jenkins*, B. Przestrzelski*, AssureFit Chest Tube Stabilization Device
Invent Now Collegiate Inventors Competition, Top Prize $12,500, Deadline June 15, 2012, Website link http //www.invent.org/collegiate/ Finalists R. Csernica, M*. Donaldson, C. Ex-Lubeskie, K*. Grove, HI-IMPACT Shoulder Rehabilitation Device
Audience Award- 2nd Place
Gamez, M.*, McCadden, A.*, Ellis, C.*, Rhodes, J.*, Eister, J.*, Ibarra, J.*, Benson, R.*, Bauerle, W.*, Suarez, D.*, Rodriguez, J.*, Desjardins, J.* (2014). Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum Abstract accepted: Freshmen/senior design and mentoring experiences in bioengineering. Poster Presentation. 2nd Place Audience Award
*Rac, G., *Walker, A., *Smith, W., *Gainey, K. (2012). LaparoLINE Laparoscopic Intraoperative Measurement Device