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Work in Progress: Entrepreneurially Minded Learning in a Physiological Signals Analysis Lab

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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ENT Division Technical Session: EM Across the Curriculum II

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Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation

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Jennifer Bailey Rochester Institute of Technology

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Dr. Jennifer Bailey is a Senior Lecturer of Biomedical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she has taught since January of 2014. She previously taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Southern Indiana after graduating from Purdue University. Bailey's passion is lab course development and improving student learning through enhancing lab and other hands-on experiences.

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Michael Scott Richards

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Biomedical engineering students are well aware of medical applications of the content covered in the curriculum. However, the importance of physiological concepts to applications outside of the field is foreign to most students. To make connections and create value in application fields outside of the medical field, traditional physiological signal collection and analysis lab experiments have been reformatted. Can physiological signals be used in industry to answer questions or prevent problems that are not medically related? That was the approach being used to help biomedical engineering students develop entrepreneurial mindset and critical thinking skills while teaching and practicing concepts in a Quantitative Physiological Signals Lab course. Plug-and-chug lab activities were restructured to a Problem Based Learning (PBL) format with a question sourced from outside of the medical field. Each lab activity was centered on a specific physiological signal with both discipline-specific content learning outcomes and entrepreneurially minded learning (EML) outcomes. Assessments included student surveys and comparisons of learning outcomes to previous offerings of the course.

Bailey, J., & Richards, M. S. (2020, June), Work in Progress: Entrepreneurially Minded Learning in a Physiological Signals Analysis Lab Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35630

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