Monthly Archives: April 2018

Dr. Shuliang Jiao Granted Patent for Device Assisting Visually Impaired Patients

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On April 24, 2018, Dr. Shuliang Jiao was granted a new patent. Patent #US9952434B2 is a device for assisting visually impaired patients. Patent Summary: The invention pertains to devices and methods that allow a subject having a diseased retina to see a more complete image of the subject’s field-of-view. The invention provides a device compromising […]

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World’s Ahead Graduate Daniel Rivera

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Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering College/School: College of Engineering and Computing In eighth grade, Daniel Rivera suffered his first seizure. After multiple medical visits and examinations, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. The diagnosis shaped his career path. Daniel no longer dreamed of being a doctor – he wanted to focus on the functions of the […]

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World’s Ahead Graduate Nicole Sevilla

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Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering College/School: College of Engineering & Computing Nicole Sevilla always dreamed of going to medical school. In high school, she was a member of the Pre-Medical Club and volunteered at Broward General Hospital twice a week. But after starting FIU as a biomedical engineering major, she realized that more than a […]

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Thirst for Science – April 2018

On April 19th, BME hosted the second Thirst for Science event. BME Assistant Professor Dr. Zachary Danziger presented a talk titled “Breaking the Seal and Controlling the Bladder”. Dr. Danziger spoke about how you work with your body’s reflexes to control your bladder, why you feel like you need to go when you are cold […]

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Senior Design Project Showcase Spring 2018

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On Friday, April 20th, undergraduate seniors from the College of Engineering and Computing participated in the college’s first annual Senior Design Project Showcase. Over 500 graduating seniors showcased their research to faculty, friends, and family. The senior design projects are a reflection of the students’ efforts and serves as their capstone undergraduate experience. This event […]

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FIU BME Hosts 9th Annual ICEBEM Conference

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On April 14th and 15th, FIU BME hosted the 9th Annual International Conference on Ethics in Biology, Engineering, and Medicine. The mission of the conference is to bring together biomedical engineers, scientists, clinicians, philosophers, lawyers, and entrepreneurs to engage in a dialogue about the ethical challenges that are posed during this period of technological advancement […]

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Graduate Students Inspiring Future Biomedical Engineers

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Graduate students Teshaun Francis and Andres Pena speak to freshmen engineering students about Biomedical Engineering as a field of study. We look forward to welcoming new biomedical engineers next semester!

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Undergraduate Students Selected for MIT Summer Research Program

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Two of our BME undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the prestigious MIT Summer Research Program. Seniors Karla Montejo and Giselle Valdes will spend 10 weeks in Cambridge, Massachusetts conducting research in their respective fields. It is a fully funded research program across several STEM departents at MIT. Karla will be working on […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung Inducted as NAI Fellow

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On April 5th, Dr. Jung was inducted as a fellow to the National Academy of Inventors. Congratulations to Dr. Ranu Jung on this prestigious accomplishment! To read about NAI Fellows, click here.

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BME Undergraduate Students Win Awards at CURFIU

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Undergraduate students Luis Herran and Valentina Dargam presented their projects at the 2018 Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU (CURFIU). The conference is a university-wide showcase open to FIU students from any major to show off their work. We are proud to announce that both Luis and Valentina presented outstanding research that earned awards at […]

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