The Biomedical Engineering Department formally began in 2005 and evolved from a previous specialization in Biomedical Engineering in the General Engineering Program which had operated for about 15 years. The logical transition from a specialization occurred when compelling interest from our industrial partners, the increased job opportunities, and student demand combined with the needs of the CSU to develop new multidisciplinary programs to increase growth.
The philosophy of the BMED program is to provide an undergraduate degree that is largely a general approach to biomedical engineering, emphasizing hands-on learning experiences and core competencies that can serve a wide variety of industries.
Modified from bmed.calpoly.edu
Senior Projects from 2011
Access|Closure Balloon Catheter Redesign Project, Keenan Bamburg, Yvette Castillo, and Elizabeth Eskildsen
Approximation of Anterolateral Curvature of Lumbar Vertebra, Ben A. Friesem
Nitrogen Mass Balance in a High Rate Algal Pond, Kevin Jones
Impaired Resistance Artery Reactivity Following Arteriogenesis, Michael (Mike) Machado
Senior Projects from 2010
Enhancing Student Usability of the Osmette, Mitchell Foutz
Motorcycle Data Acquisition System, Jonathan Luke Harmse
Heated Platform with Nose Cone Clamp for Mouse Surgery, Amanda Elyse Harwell
Can SPR be used to Interrogate the Double Layer of NaCl, Brandon Kawula
Development Towards a Protocol to Test for the Creation of a “Diabetic” Environment in a Blood Vessel Mimic, Kaitlyn Kirk and development towards a protocol to test for the creation of a “diabetic” environment in a blood vessel mimic
Aircraft Data Collection System, Amy Kronsteiner, Danny Marx, Collin Heller, Nathaniel Garcia, Nicholas Riccobono, Scott Parks, and Albert Liu
Characterization and Analysis Techniques of a Dynamic in vitro Blood-Brain Barrier Model, Ryan Everett Woodhouse