BME graduates travel to Shanghai China to present global capstone projects


Several recent graduates of the biomedical engineering undergraduate program visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) this month to present their global capstone projects at the SJTU Engineering Showcase. The projects were completed during the spring 2015 semester as a collaborative effort between Penn State and SJTU students.

"Development of a medical device that allows atraumatic access to the colon" for TPC Design, was awarded best project. Penn State graduates involved in the project included Sarah Cosgrove, Adam Gordon and Kaylyn Hannon. The project was also awarded first place at the Penn State Engineering Design Showcase, which was held May 4, 2015.

"Automatic Dataflow System for DNA Amplification and Diagnostics” For LifeRiver/Shanghai ZJ Bio-TEchCo., Ltd. was awarded best poster. Penn State graduates involved in the project included Tomoko Bowser, Kiki Gordon and Staci Sutermaster.

While abroad for the showcase, graduates had an opportunity to tour the university with their peers, visit the Great Wall of China, and experience authentic culture and cuisine.

"The trip really served as a nice conclusion to the project," said Adam Gordon, graduate student and TCP Design group member. "It was an experience that has really taught me a lot and opened my eyes to the global aspect of engineering."

The two global capstone projects offered in Spring 2015 were introduced as pilot projects for the department and were the first of their kind. With the immense success of the projects, it is anticipated that additional global initiatives will be introduced in the future.


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