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Peer Evaluation April 20, 2018

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As part of determining your final grade for Design II, I would like to get some feedback on the performance of the other members in your group. Please use the attached form for this peer evaluation and return it to me. You do not need to put your name on the evaluation but be sure to put the name of whomever you are evaluating. I would like these returned to me by May 2nd. If I do not get any forms for a given individual I will assume their evaluation is fine, so for example it is possible for a given group not to have any evaluations if everyone’s contribution and efforts were considered to be acceptable. Here is the form, design-ii-peer-evaluation-form-2017

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Uncompleted Work April 19, 2018

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presentation-tipsAs of April 19th these folks still need to do

essay #1: Cody C., Bre’;

essay #2: Cody C., Basil, Shailaa,  Adreyn, Beka, Bre’, Alex, Therese; 

ZAMM essay: Therese;

Ethics Exam: Bushra, Nagib, Cody C., Marissa, Shailaa, Lesley; Adreyn, Rebecca P., Bre’, Therese

Prototype Demonstration April 19, 2018

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Remember that your group needs to demonstrate to me a functioning prototype by April 25th. Please contact me and let me know when you are ready to demonstrate your prototype. The following groups have already satisfied this requirement : FIERCE Rucksack, Phototherapy Device; SeizeAlert

A Special Seminar – BIOE Distinguished Alumnus April 17, 2018

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Funny-monkey-images-Monkey-with-spectaclesThere will be a special BIOE seminar on Friday, April 20th, from 230-330pm in the SSOE seminar room NI1027 by Dr. Sarah Lancienese Brownhill who graduated here with her BS BIOE in 2004 and then went on to get her PhD. She is now at Zimmer Biomet as a Development Engineer. Come listen to her talk  about her career path.

Final Presentation Grading Rubric April 5, 2018

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monkeyYour final oral presentation will be graded on the basis of 50 points allocated according to how you address each of the following 5 topics:

1. What is the problem or the opportunity? State your value proposition.

2. What is the market, what is the competition, and how can you make money by entering this space with your product?

3. What is your design for the product? How did you get to that design? Although you have made a prototype, what will the final product look like and what features will it have?

4. What are the results obtained so far that show your design has promise? What are the major remaining knowledge gaps?

5. What are the next steps in the development plan for your product (assuming it was to continue) ?

Final Presentation Schedule April 4, 2018

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presentation-skillsThe presentation schedule is shown below. Remember you must attend both evenings of presentations from 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday and 6-830 pm on Thursday in SSOE Room. Friends and family are welcome to attend as well!

Wednesday April 25th (6-9pm)

7. Kayla, Jaclyn H. Kenzie, Katie, Cody K.; Drug Detector

11. Maddie, Beka, Alec, Alex, Miranda; AFO Brace

17. Bre’Auna, Shailaa, Marisa, Jacklyn C., Karissa; Baby Shaker

19. Ceira, Dan, Brian, Adam Walker; Attachment for Visually Imparied

23. Palguna, Basil, Mazzin, Nagib, Cody C.; Hand Washer Reminder

 

Thursday April 26th (6-830pm)

5. Jesse, Justin, Brandon, Emily S., Ribhi; Phototherapy device

3. Reza, Allison, Taz, Bushra, Leslie; Smart Pacifier

13. Shailen, George, Andrew, Carl, Adreyn; Seizure Detection

2. Rebecca, Tyler, Therese, Emily W., Caren; A Better Ruck Sack Design

 

Final Destination Survey March 29, 2018

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Please read the attachment and then complete the Final Destination Survey. UT uses this information to keep track of where our graduates go and BIOE needs this information as part of our outcomes assessment for ABET accreditation. Here is the document that explains the process to be followed, Final First Destination survey Flyer Spring 2018

Virtue of the Week – Compassion March 26, 2018

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compassion-4  Compassion as a virtue means to suffer together with , and have the understanding for the suffering or misfortunes of others. Also accompanied by the desire to help them.

Podcast – Hidden Brain on Envy March 25, 2018

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   In class we discussed the 7 vices one of which is envy, here is a very interesting podcast on the vice of envy, https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hidden-brain/id1028908750?mt=2&i=1000403943829. Thanks to Emily W. for sharing this link.

In the News – Fraud in Peer Review March 22, 2018

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peerrvwHere is an interesting story about fraud and deception in the peer review process for research journal articles, http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/03/27/fabricated-peer-reviews-prompt-scientific-journal-to-retract-43-papers-systematic-scheme-may-affect-other-journals/

Ethics Exam March 20, 2018

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ethicsexam1Here are two files for the required ethics exam for this class. The first is info material that you need to read about professional ethics as defined by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the second is the T/F exam based on NSPE. When you have finished the exam drop it off at my office, and if I am not there, just slide it under my door. You need to score at least a 76% on this exam (minimum 19 correct) in order to pass. If you fail, you will repeat the exam until you get a passing score, nspe-code-of-ethics-for-engineers  , nspe-code-of-ethics-examination . Please complete the exam by April 21st.

Final Things March 20, 2018

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lastthingsAttached are some guidelines for the final report and presentation and some important dates etc., finalpresentationguidelines  and  design_checklist1 .

Virtue of the Week – Loyalty March 19, 2018

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loyalty  Loyalty as a virtue means being faithful to commitments and obligations. A loyal person can be relied upon, and that is why loyalty is seen as a virtue. Loyalty opposes indifference.

Capstone Essay and Ethics Essay #2 Update March 15, 2018

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I have decided, based on some concerns raised by your fellow students, to give you a choice of either writing about Ethics #2 essay or the Capstone Essay. The primary reason for this change is because of the reduction of the semester length by 1 week.

Progress Presentations -Updated March 15, 2018

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Remember that progress presentations are scheduled on the Tuesday’s and Thursday’s this semester on the weeks of March  27th and  April 3rd. These should be about 15-20 minutes in length, PowerPoint is best, and focus on what it is you are doing now, why you are doing that, what results you have obtained, and what you need to accomplish before the final presentations on April 25th and 26th. Also remember to clear your calendars for the evenings of April 25th and 26th since you must attend both nights’ presentations. We will begin at 6pm on the 25th and 26th.

The order of when each group is expected to make their progress presentation is reversed this time, so we will start with groups 23, 19, 5; then 13, 11, 7; followed by 17, 3, and 2.

 

Progress Meetings March 15, 2018

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Please schedule a meeting with me and your group sometime soon after Spring Break so I can discuss the progress your group is making on your design project and address any issues or problems you may be up against.

 

Distinguished Lecture March 14, 2018

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On behalf of the Academic Honors Committee (AHC), we are pleased to announce the AHC Distinguished University Professor Lecture.

Professor Sarit Bhaduri, Ph.D., in the College of Engineering, will present a lecture on “A Materials Engineer’s Perspective on Orthopedic Biomaterials – From Fundamentals to Research Translation” on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the SSOE Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall 1027, on the Main Campus. A reception will follow.

Ethics Lecture, Part C March 13, 2018

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Here is the material for the last two of our ethics lectures on March 13th and 20th, ethics2018-C

Ethics Essay #2 March 13, 2018

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aristotleFor this essay, you will pretend that you are the editor of an ethics advice column for a major newspaper. As an example, see the attachment from the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the-ethicist.

Now, think about an ethical situation you have observed or experienced in your personal life, at school, or perhaps at work. In the style of the attachment, write up the situation (in italics) as if someone wrote to your ethics column seeking advice about how to solve the ethical issue. Based on the ethics lectures, what advice would you give them (use regular font)?

Write this all up as a 2-3 page  paper (1 inch margins, 12 font, double spaced, not including the cover page) in the style of the attachment. Your paper is due to me by April  13, 2018.

The paper is graded according to this scheme: cover page (5 points), statement of the ethical situation (10 points), ethical advice given (10 points), grammar (10 points), spelling (5 points), overall impression (10 points).

In the News – Unapproved March 12, 2018

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knee_replacementHere is the link to the FDA report regarding the sentence that CEO Charlie Chi of OtisMed got,  http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm452987.htm   Mr. Chi got 2 years in prison. Here is a link to the New York Times article about this case and what happens when you sell and use unapproved medical devices, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/business/knee-replacement-device-unapproved-but-used-in-surgery.html?_r=0

Virtue of the Week – Honesty March 12, 2018

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honesty-counts  Honesty as a virtue means truthfulness, sincerity, also freedom from deception, lies, and fraud, “if you always tell the truth you will not have to remember what you say.” Honesty is also important in your dealings with other people and organizations and ensures that there are no conflicts of interest.

Here is a great story from the Sunday, February 22, 2015 issue of the New York Times about a conflict of interest for a researcher working in the area of climate change, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/us/ties-to-corporate-cash-for-climate-change-researcher-Wei-Hock-Soon.html?_r=0

In the News – Placebo Stents March 11, 2018

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Here’s a story from The New York Times that I thought you’d find interesting:

With a sham treatment, British researchers found that a common and often costly cardiac procedure does not relieve discomfort.

Read More…

 

I was reading this article on Huffington Post, and I thought you might be interested in reading it, too.

A Controversial Experiment Upends The Conventional Wisdom On Heart Stents

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-groundbreaking-heart-stent-experiment-reveals-just-how-powerful-the-placebo-effect-is_us_59fce72de4b0c9652fff6b9a

In the News – Cost of Drugs March 10, 2018

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Here’s a story from The New York Times that I thought you’d find interesting:

AbbVie’s anti-inflammatory drug Humira was never cheap, selling for about $19,000 a year in 2012. It’s gone up by 100 percent since then.

Read More…

A Word for the Day: Arete March 1, 2018

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See the definition of arete on http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2017/11/10/arete

Learn more about this word and millions of others at Dictionary.com.

Ethics Assignment February 6, 2018

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moralrelativism3As part of our series of classes we will be having on ethics I would like you to carefully read the attached article by Christina Sommers and then write a 2-3 page reflection paper (1 inch margins, 12 font, double spaced) on your thoughts about what Sommers is talking about and its relevance to you in terms of the development of your character and professional ethics. Also, in terms of the engineering profession, discuss 6 virtues that you feel are important to the practice of engineering. Here is the link for the article teachingvirtues0111. Your paper is due to me by March 2, 2018.

The paper is graded according to this scheme: cover page, not included in the page count (5 points), thesis statement, what it is you will discuss in the essay (5 points), organization (10 points), grammar (10 points), spelling (5 points), arguments support thesis (10 points), overall impression (5 points).

Capstone Essay Assignment January 25, 2018

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This assignment is a capstone reflection where you will write an essay addressing your knowledge about contemporary issues, specifically, how your University of Toledo experience has given you the broad education needed to understand the impact you can make with your engineering education to solve these issues, and then you will look forward into your professional career path to describe how you plan to engage in life-long learning in order to continue to keep yourself relevant throughout your career.

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Design History File (DHF) and Design Documentation January 16, 2018

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dhfRemember that as part of your final submissions at the end of the Spring semester there is a requirement that you provide your design history file (DHF) along with your final technical report. The DHF should be contained in a large 3 ring binder that documents under various categories, and in chronological order, the process of developing your design prototype, so basically everything from concept conception to final prototype design. Here is some more info on this , Design Documentation-2013 and design documentation-2013a

Honors Assignment for Spring 2018 November 29, 2017

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Honor Students in the Spring semester will read Robert Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. (Robert Pirsig, Author Of ‘Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dead At 88
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robert-pirsig-zen-motorcycle-maintenance-obituary_us_58fedf8ae4b0c46f0781d584

After reading this book you will write a 5-7 page essay on your thoughts, Bioengineering Design 4420 Honors Project . With the Winter Break coming this would be a good time to read this book and work on your essay. The essay will be due around March 23, 2018.

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BIOE Design Groups – Fall 2017 November 1, 2017

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teamsHere are the BIOE senior design teams for the Fall and Spring 2017-18 Semesters. (Any corrections please let me know) (DeGraff  Creative Leader Type: Ar=artist, At=athlete, E=engineer, S=sage)

2. Rebecca, Tyler, Therese, Emily W., Caren; A Better Ruck Sack Design

3. Reza, Allison, Taz, Bushra, Leslie; Smart Pacifier

5. Jesse, Justin, Brandon, Emily S., Ribhi; Phototherapy device

7. Kayla, Jaclyn H. Kenzie, Katie, Cody K.; Drug Detector

11. Maddie, Beka, Alec, Alex, Miranda; AFO Brace

13. Shailen, George, Andrew, Carl, Adreyn; Seizure Detection

17. Bre’Auna, Shailaa, Marisa, Jacklyn C., Karissa; Baby Shaker

19. Ceira, Dan, Brian, Adam Walker; Attachment for Visually Imparied

23. Palguna, Basil, Mazzin, Nagib, Cody C.; Hand Washer Reminder

 

 

Syllabus August 28, 2017

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classroomHere is the syllabus (sections 001 and honors) BIOE 4410-F17 . Please read the syllabus very carefully .

COBI Biz Plan Competition Finalists – Congratulations!!! April 17, 2018

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CongratulationsCOBI Biz Plan Competition Finalists have been announced. Congratulations to Rebecca, Tyler, Therese, Emily W., and Caren for FIERCE achieving 2nd Place with a $5000 Award! 

In the News – How to Get a Job at… April 12, 2018

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How To Get A Job BookHere’s a very interesting story about what Google is looking for in its new hires, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/opinion/sunday/friedman-how-to-get-a-job-at-google.html?_r=0

In the News – 10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life April 11, 2018

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 “When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often b`ecause you’ve lost focus on what really matters. But focusing on life’s fundamental truths can be difficult, especially when they remind you that you’re heading in the wrong direction,”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/10-fundamental-truths-that-will-change-your-life_us_58dc0459e4b07f61a2bb8ae0

Design Expo – Info Needed -URGENT – by Friday April 13th! April 10, 2018

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Funny-monkey-images-Monkey-with-spectaclesWe need to know ASAP what you need for the Design Expo on Friday, April 28th. Even if you just need a table and want lunch we need to know. Attached is an Excel form that you will need to fill out by April 13th for your group and send this to me and I will compile the info for the College office. Thanks! Here is the form Design Expo Needs Spring2018

Virtue of the Week – Trust/Integrity April 9, 2018

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C-S-Lewis-Integrity  Trust/Integrity as a virtue means soundness of moral character, adherence to moral and ethical principles; the concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes; also the opposite of hypocrisy