Dr. Sinjae Hyun, six 6 BME students, and Dr. Kenneth Harper (The Vein Specialists of the South, Macon GA) attended a 3 day-long medical device design program in Coral Gables, Florida last week. Coulter College is a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations. Student design teams are guided by faculty and clinical experts through a highly dynamic process designed to help them better understand how innovations can meet clinical needs while providing tools and approaches to evolve novel solutions. The program is supported by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. This year 35 universities and colleges applied for the program and Mercer Engineering was one of 20 universities that was selected including Georgia Tech, John Hopkins, University Virginia, Penn State, Drexel, Wichita, Florida State, and others. There were 6 BME students representing Mercer University, including Ryan Deruiter, Chris Murdock, Meredith Owen, Billy Pocock, Lauren Reagin, and Andrew Roy. Our design topic was a medical device related to a laparoscopic surgical tools. The team spent more than 40 hours to design the final device during the program (Aug. 14 –16). The Mercer Design Team won two prizes –Best Design Team and Best Final Pitch/Presentation Team.
School of Engineering faculty Dr. George Hayhoe and Dr. Helen Grady chaired this year's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Professional Communication (ProComm) Conference, which was held in Limerick, Ireland, July 12-15. read more >
Mercer faculty Dr. Ha Vo and Dr. Craig McMahan recently attended a celebration of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the U.S. as invited guests of Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh. Mercer On Mission's prosthetics program continues to receive recognition and support from the Vietnamese government for its efforts to aid amputees in the country. read more >
This summer, the School of Engineering, in partnership with the Office of International Programs, launched a unique 10-week research experience for nearly 100 Brazilian students representing the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) in addition to local undergraduate students. read more >