February 2011


Designmatters Case Studies: Design Education Methodologies as a Tool for Social Innovation, Saturday 1D

  • Mariana Amatullo, Liliana Becerra, and Steven Montgomery, Art Center College of Design

Forecasting Methods for Product Design Development: A Compilation of Three Case Studies of Industry Collaborative Projects, Saturday 1B1

  • Wayne Chung, Carnegie Mellon University

Design + Nursing Innovation in Healthcare: Solving Health Care Problems from the Grassroots, Thursday 1C1

  • Steven Doehler, Evelyn Fitzwater, Roberta J. Lee, and Charles Puchta, University of Cincinnati

Investigating the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Engineering Students, Friday 2A2

  • Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Teri Reed-Rhoads, and Shiva Haghighi, Purdue University

Supporting the Entrepreneurial Mindset: Establishing Intellectual Property Infrastructure to Encourage Student Innovation, Thursday 2C2

  • Karen Evans, Lawrence Technological University

Teaching the Teachers: The KEEN Innovators Program at Baylor University, Friday 3B

  • Cynthia C. Fry, William Jordan, and Kenneth Van Treuren, Baylor University

How Understanding Local Challenges and Opportunities Influenced the Design of Post-Harvesting Technology in Haiti, Friday 3D3

  • Camille George, University of St. Thomas; David Elton, and Hank Garwick, Compatible Technology International

Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) for Entrepreneurship, Thursday 1E2

  • Clifton Kussmaul, Muhlenberg College

Building Inter-Collegiate Technology Entrepreneurship into the Undergraduate Curriculum at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Thursday 1A1

  • Anita Leffel and Cory Hallam, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Baylor University’s Technology Entrepreneurship Practicum: Creating Learning Opportunities via Student Consultative Engagements that Actually Propel Ventures Forward, Thursday 2C1

  • Gregory Leman, Baylor University

Undergraduate Student Experiences at a Summer Research Fellows Program in Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Student Innovation, Friday 1D3

  • Stephen Jacobs, Jon Schull, Carl Lundgren, Kenneth Stewart III, Corey Mack, Justin Lewis, Elizabeth Keifer, Devin Hamilton, Eliza Hammer, and Luticha Doucette, Rochester Institute of Technology

Lessons Learned from Developing and Teaching a Multi-Disciplinary New Product Development Course for Entrepreneurs, Saturday 1B2

  • Tucker J. Marion, John Friar, and Tom Cullinane, Northeastern University

Institutional Review Board Compliance Issues on Research Aspects of International Entrepreneurial Ventures, Thursday 2E1

  • Carey Bell, Rachel Dzombak, Tara Sulewski, and Khanjan Mehta, Penn State University

Leveraging Indigenous Knowledge to Foster Developmental Entrepreneurship, Friday 3E

  • Khanjan Mehta, Ladi Semali, Aaron Fleishman, and Audrey Maretzki, Penn State University

The E-Spot Model for Designing Business Strategies for Technology-based Ventures in Developing Communities, Friday 1D1

  • Chanakya Mehta, Khanjan Mehta, Thomas Colledge, Penn State University

Engaging a New Generation of Millennials, Thursday 1E3

  • Scott D. Meyer, 9 Clouds, Inc., and Zachary Bloom, Lehigh University

Student Biochar Project: Design, Construction, and Analysis of a Farm-Scale Biochar Production System, Friday 3D2

  • Robert Prins, Wayne Teel, John Marier, Geoff Austin, Tim Clark, and Brandon Dick, James Madison University

Integrating User Experience Research into Industrial Design Education: The Interaction Design Program at Purdue, Friday 1B1

  • Zhenyu Cheryl Qian, Steve Visser, and Yingjie Victor Chen, Purdue University

Project-based Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education at MUSE, Thursday 1A3

  • Ramachandran Radharamaman, Mercer University

Engaging Entrepreneurial Alumni: The Challenge and the Opportunity, Thursday 3C1

  • Donald Reimer and Gregory Feierfeil, Lawrence Technological University

Making Health Care More Accessible To Rural Communities in Waslala, Nicaragua Using Low-Cost Telecommunications, Thursday 2E3

  • Pritpal Singh, Sarvesh Kulkarni, Elizabeth Keech, Ruth McDermott-Levy, and James Klingler, Villanova University

Implementing Sustainable Entrepreneurial Projects in Ifugao, Thursday 2E3

  • Jordan Ermilio, James Klingler, and Pritpal Singh, Villanova University; Marlon Martin, Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement

Engineering of Self: Twenty-Five Years of Experience Developing New Skills and Expanding Boundaries for Chilean Engineers, Thursday 1A2

  • Carlos Vignolo and Sergio Celis, Universidad de Chile

Learning Spaces for Innovation, Friday 2B

  • David Narum and Susan Whitmer, PKAL Learning Spaces Collaboratory

BMES IdeaLab 2011

New for BME students in 2011


Generate ideas for world-changing biomedical innovations and technologies!

June 27-30, 2011

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


What is it?
IdeaLab is a highly experiential workshop that uses dynamic case studies, creative experiences and intensive exercises to help students expand their understanding of and competence in BME design. Over four days, you'll be challenged to develop creative solutions to BME problems and learn how to apply these solutions (ideas) through a market-oriented lens.

By the end of the workshop you'll have developed the confidence and skills to generate ideas for new biomedical innovations, as well as to understand and be able to pursue market validation, product design, business development and regulator approval activities.

Who should attend?
Rising seniors or other students in biomedical engineering programs interested in idea generation, and product development and design. 

How do I participate?

The workshop if full.  If you'd like to be placed on the waitlist, please contact Patricia Boynton, pboynton@nciia.org.

Registration fee and apply
Registration is $295 and includes lodging, meals, and materials. Special consideration will be given to BMES members.

BMES TeachingLab 2011

New for BME faculty in 2011


Train with the country's leading biomedical innovators!

Date June 27-30, 2011

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


What is it?
TeachingLab is conducted in both a classroom and lab setting in

which "Learning Faculty" observe the lessons and activities of IdeaLab taught by experienced BME faculty and expert NCIIA staff.  At the completion of the workshop "Learning Faculty" are able to utilize and apply the methods, models and approaches for teaching creativity and idea generation to their own classes and BME programs.

What will I learn?
Participating faculty will gain a number of practical resources, such as course content and contacts to enhance curricula, exposure to the innovation process, projects, best teaching practices, curricula models, exercises that can be used in the classroom and data.


Who are the lead faculty?
You'll work with:

  • Matt Glucksberg - Professor, Chair, McCormick Center of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University
  • Marybeth Privitera - Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • Youseph Yazdi - Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University
  • James Barlow - NCIIA, Manager: Outreach
  • Paul Yock - Weiland Professor of Medicine and the founding co-chair of the Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University
  • Maria Oden - Professor in the Practice of Engineering Education, Rice University

Who should attend?

Biomedical engineering faculty interested in becoming a more effective educator and motivated to be a transformative force in their immediate environment.