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Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

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Students working in the Mechanical Adaptations Laboratory, one of several labs participating in the new PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Read more about the BME doctorate.

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Boise State launches Biomedical Engineering Doctorate
Boise State University is launching a new doctoral program in biomedical engineering, the first of its kind in Idaho. The transdisciplinary program was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in December 2018 and will officially begin fall semester of 2019. Read about the BME program here.(190114)


Hollar article gains recognition
Graduate student Katherine Hollar, currently working in the Northwest Tissue Mechanics Laboratory, recently had her journal article featured on a website called Advances in Engineering. Boise State University researchers led by Hollar and Professor Trevor Lujan in collaboration with Daniel Ferguson from Global Inspection Solution in the United States developed a 3D optical scanning technique for mapping and visualizing wear pattern distribution in hip prostheses. Check out Hollar’s full paper, as well as a short descriptive video(181101)


Dr. Clare Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick wins $410K R15 award from NIH
Accidental falls among people aged 65 years and older cause approximately 2.7 million injuries, 27,000 deaths, and cost more than 34 billion dollars in the US annually. Musculoskeletal adaptations in response to challenging external conditions, like a slick surface, are poorly understood.Dr. Clare Fitzpatrick in the Computational Biosciences Laboratory will lead work that will quantify the response of the musculoskeletal system and how this response changes with aging, providing critical insight into targeted interventions to reduce costly human injuries. Read details of the project here. (181019)


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COEN Career Fair is November 13
Representatives from over 40 employers will be visiting the campus of Boise State to talk with students from the College of Engineering. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with employers about current and future opportunities, as well as what they can do to prepare for a career in their industry following graduation. See what companies will be in attendance here. (181017)


Undergraduate researchers rock ICUR 2018
Student research was on display at the 2018 Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR). We were proud to have seven student lab workers presenting posters on their research on a variety of topics, largely in the biomedical engineering field. Join us in congratulating our students on a superb job this year! See who presented here! (180726)


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Everingham wins 1st Place Award at World Congress of Biomechanics
Congratulations to our Boise State Broncos who traveled to the 2018 World Biomechanics Congress in Dublin, Ireland. We’re especially proud of the promising work of John Everingham, who took first place in the masters level competition. Read about John and his cutting edge research


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