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Introducing Biomedical Microsystems Into The Electrical Engineering Curriculum

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Course and Curriculum Innovations in ECE

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10.823.1 - 10.823.8



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Erik Peterson

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Ian Papautsky

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Micromachining or microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies are considered an enabling technology with revolutionary impact on many areas of science and engineering. MEMS technologies are now being applied to health monitoring, diagnosis and therapeutic applications, which is frequently referred to as BioMEMS or Biomedical Microsystems. Biomedical microsystems research includes biological, biomedical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical applications using MEMS-based microsensors and microsystems. To expose our undergraduate seniors and first-year graduate students to the emerging area of Biomedical Microsystems, a course was offered at the University of Cincinnati. The course focused on the basic principles of MEMS and microsensors and their applications in biology and medicine. Topics covered included biochips and lab-on-a-chip devices, microfluidics, biosensors, material biocompatibility, cell/tissue engineering, and point-of-care medicine, including discussions of commercially-available systems. The course was received very well, with enrollment of 38 students from multiple programs in the College of Engineering at University of Cincinnati

Peterson, E., & Papautsky, I. (2005, June), Introducing Biomedical Microsystems Into The Electrical Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14520

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