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Board 3: Work in Progress: Design Sprints as a Method to Explore the Biomedical Engineering Discipline

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Biomedical Engineering Division Poster Session

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Biomedical Engineering

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Arthur L. Chlebowski University of Southern Indiana

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Arthur Chlebowski received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University in 2009 and 2012 respectively, where he worked towards the development and integration of an implantable pressure monitoring device for Glaucoma. He then went on to work at the Jackson Laboratory in the Simon John Lab, continuing his research as a post doc and research scientist. In 2014, he took a position at the University of Southern Indiana in the engineering department, slightly switching his focus to external monitoring devices. He has taught upper level and lower level courses regarding engineering, including the programs introductory freshman design course.

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This Work in Progress describes the implementation of an alternative design framework to explore emphasis areas in an Introductory Biomedical Engineering course. In many Universities with an engineering department, part of the student experience is to show students the job possibilities with an engineering degree. These possibilities are generally explored through presentations by faculty, lab and class experiences, internship and co-ops, or having the student research their interests and report their findings. An Introduction to Biomedical Engineering course was developed to allow students to explore the potential areas of interest relating engineering, biology, genetics, and medicine. In previous iterations of the course, emphasis areas were explored through student’s researching published documentation and then presenting the information in a written and oral format. This paper describes how design sprints were introduced to the students and implemented into the introduction course to have students explore biomedical engineering and to conceive solutions to problems that they found within each emphasis area of biomedical engineering. The students would present their findings in written and oral format. The transition to a sprint framework was well received from the students and a good alternative to exploring subsets of the biomedical engineering discipline.

Chlebowski, A. L. (2019, June), Board 3: Work in Progress: Design Sprints as a Method to Explore the Biomedical Engineering Discipline Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32318

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