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					         Forum on Innovation
         and Entrepreneurship
          in Biomedical Engineering
          Education



Vanderbilt University
      Paul King
Design of Biomedical Engineering Devices and Systems I and II


• Sr. year, 3-3, required
• 3 months lecture/text/projects/invited
  guests (MD, Entrepreneurs, Faculty,…)
• Text: Design of Biomedical Devices and
  Systems – King & Fries
• 6 months project work
• This spring – 50 BME, 7ME, 1CS, …
• 22 Projects = 7 Ind. 12 MC 2 FF 1 other
• Planned marketing class interaction
http://vubme.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/King/bme272.htm
                                                   Vanderbilt University
  Design of Medical Products, Processes, and Services



  • Master of Engineering required 3 hour
    design course, 2-3/year
  • Interaction with Owen Graduate School
    of Management MS students in New
    Product Design Course
  • Common topic, 2 years breath
    detection, this year Hemophilic
    Arthropathy

http://vubme.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/King/BME_373_Description.htm   Vanderbilt University
Engineering Entrepreneurship



• 1 hour optional freshman module
• Team-taught 3rd year (Clouse/Peabody)
• Mixed lecture & text discussion
• Text: O’Malia & Whistler (new)
• Goal of retention & interest-building
  (.88->.94 retention)
• Will see first in design in 2003 Fall.

                               Vanderbilt University
Describe particularly novel and/or effective methods
  you use to teach innovation & entrepreneurship

  • Students pick projects, not assigned
  • I teach TRIZ and IWB as well as the standard
    brainstorming techniques
  • Students must write a grant proposal (NCIIA
    format)
  • I cover concept mapping, hoping it will help
    in conflict resolution
  • Guest lecturers on entrepreneurship &
    innovation
                                     Vanderbilt University
How do you measure outcomes?
•   Final paper
•   Prototype if possible
•   Final poster presentation
•   Advisor grade & feedback
•   Student feedback
•   Alumni feedback
•   Industry feedback
•   Patents

                                Vanderbilt University
 “best practices” Urine Sample Automation System in

               Forensic Drug Analysis

• Outgrowth of a planned summer job
• Forensic Pathology lab (Aegis Sciences Corp.)
  (Blood & other fluid analyses)
• 1 BME summer – document process,
  opportunities
• 3 BME + 1 ME + 1 CS = team
• Goal of eliminating human handling of
  samples, speed up process, improve
  traceability, …
                                        Vanderbilt University

				
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