Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
In Fall 2015, the use of engineering standards became a requirement in Capstone Senior Design when defining the design metrics for a project. At this same time, the Department also revised the undergraduate curriculum, which has led to the use of engineering standards earlier in the students’ academic career. In sophomore year, the students review the International Standard ISO- 10993, "Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices Part 1: Evaluation and Testing", which is used in screening new medical devices prior to coming to market. The students then run ISO 10993 Part 5: Test for in vitro cytotoxicity. In junior year, the students take Junior Design, which mirrors the four-phase design process used in Senior design (define-concept-create-test). Unlike Senior Design, in Junior Design the entire class works on one project and work on teams of 3-4 people. Each team is tasked with developing a unique and viable solution. We propose that the increased exposure to engineering standards throughout the curriculum will result in better and more frequent use of engineering standards in the Capstone experience. There are three years of data (2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018). Over this time each of the senior classes will have had increased exposure to engineering standards, with 2015-2016 in senior year, 2016-2017 in junior and senior years, and 2017-2018 in sophomore, junior, and senior years. Course evaluations, design reports, and per and post surveys will be used to assess the use of engineering standards.
Stephens, J. S., & Rooney, S. I. (2018, June), Board 30: Work in Progress: Effective Use of Engineering Standards in Biomedical Engineering Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30004
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