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The Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE) at Boise State University invites applications for an open-rank tenure/tenure-track faculty position (assistant, associate, or full professor). Be a part of a dynamic and evolving program of research and academics at Idaho’s largest university. Read more about the position here.

Save the date!

The Fall 2018 Senior Design Showcase is slated for Wednesday, November 28 in the Ruch Engineering Building Atrium. Join us for refreshments while visiting with our graduating students about their innovative approaches to their capstone projects! Check out Showcase information here.

MBE in Action

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 FitzpatrickFitzpatrick 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)

man showing business cardCOEN 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)

John Everingham poses with award-winning posterEveringham 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 here. (180717)

finger pointing to a block on a diagramME 597 Foundations of Systems Science and Engineering
The Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering is offering a new graduate course in systems science in Fall 2018. Check out the course description and instructor here. (180629)

Two robotic arms at Boise StateNexCOBOT partners with Boise State with four new robots
Thanks to a generous gift of robotics to Boise State University’s College of Engineering from NexCOBOT, we’ll be celebrating the dedication and opening of the NexCOBOT – Idaho AI Robot Innovation Space located in the Boise State University College of Engineering. Event is June 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building Atrium. Read more about our new robots! (180611)

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