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John Everingham thesis defense 11/9/17

Graduate student John Everingham defends his thesis (Development of In-Vivo and In-Vitro Models to Study the Mechanology of Ligament Healing) before a full house of faculty and students. (11/9/17)


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Faculty Position

The Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE) at Boise State University invites applications for an open-rank tenure/tenure-track faculty position. All qualified candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants working in one or more of the following areas: materials for energy applications, industrial cybersecurity, industrial control systems, nuclear science and engineering, advanced manufacturing. Read more and apply for the faculty position here.

MBE in Action

Ar3T logoUzer awarded AR3T funding for stem cell research
Dr. Gunes Uzer has received word that his technology development grant proposal “Replicating Marrow Mechanics of Stem Cells Ex vivo”, has been selected for AR3T funding through the University of Pittsburgh and NIH. This project aims to develop a novel ex vivo technology that mimics the trabecular architecture, rheology, and kinetics of bone marrow to study the mechanics that regulate stem cell fate and function. Read more about the AR3T program here. (171107)

Image of Katherine HollarKatherine Hollar named one of Boise State Top Ten Scholars
Ten outstanding Boise State University graduating seniors were recognized for their exceptional academic success at the annual Top Ten Scholars reception last Friday, April 21. ME major Katherine Hollar and the other scholars, joined by their parents and professors, gathered for a reception that recognized the students’ academic excellence and is a unique opportunity each year to bring together many of Boise State’s best and brightest students and teachers. Read more about Hollar and the other awardees here.

President Kustra at SDS Fall 2017Senior Design Showcase scheduled for April 27
The Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Department will feature twelve projects in this year’s Senior Design Showcase on Thursday, April 27 from 3:00-6:00PM in the Engineering Building Atrium and hallways. They join the other Engineering departments for a total of 57 teams and 268 students. The showcase is open to the public, professors, alumni, employers and industry professionals who will be judging the students’ work. Projects that students will be presenting include, but aren’t limited to, a passive radar system, a robot-assisted catheter and a mass casualty ventilator. Sponsors for various projects include Idaho Power, Scentsy and St. Luke’s. Read more about the Showcase here. (170420)

Pakala receives service awardService Award presented to Krishna Pakala
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management hosted Boise State’s annual Campus Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening, April 18. This blue carpet event recognized students, faculty, staff, and student organizations for outstanding achievement, service, and campus engagement. Among award winners was Dr. Krishna Pakala, receiving the David S. Taylor Service to Students Award. This award recognizes an outstanding faculty or staff member who is committed to impacting the lives of students; extending student learning beyond the classroom; inspiring students to see what is possible; and seeking innovative ways to serve students in the 21st century, a whole new chapter of accelerated change. Read more about the awards here. (170420)

 Image of two MBE studentsBoise State students produce affordable prosthetic hand
Students in the Make It Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) have produced a prosthetic hand device, called Raptor, which is made inexpensively with 3-D printed materials. The decision to 3-D print the prosthetics makes them broadly accessible, especially for growing children whose size needs change regularly. Students Alexander Schloss, master of social work graduate student, Audrey Miller, undergraduate GIMM major, and Isaac Trussell, undergraduate mechanical engineering major, worked together to create their first successful prosthetic hand. Read more about the prosthetic hand project here. (170410)

Image of Krishna PakalaKrishna Pakala named Outstanding Teacher by ASEE
Krishna Pakala received the Outstanding Teaching Award at the 86th annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Pacific Northwest (PNW) Section, held April 6-8 at Seattle University. The award recognizes outstanding classroom performance among teachers of engineering and engineering technology students, and serves as an incentive to make further significant contributions to teaching. Awardees must make significant contributions to their profession and meet several criteria in the classroom. Read more about Dr. Pakala’s ASEE Award here. (170410)



Image of the ABET logoThe B.S. program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.