We are excited to announce that the NSF has provided travel stipends for students to participate in the 4th annual Mentoring for INnovative Design Solutions (MINDS) Scholars Program which is sponsored by Alpha Eta Mu Beta, the International Biomedical Engineering Honor Society. Travel stipends will help defray costs associated with participating in our MINDS Workshop and special sessions at the 2018 BMES Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
Students will work on inter-institutional teams to design a novel and clinically-translatable medical device or technology. They will learn how analyze the market, devise a regulatory strategy, and consider intellectual property protection, and to integrate these concepts into their design process. Students work on inter-institutional teams for 5 months with a team of mentors to create a virtual design and product presentation.
Details on our program and the application are available at www.alphaetamubeta.org/MINDS.html and in the attached FAQ sheet. Please forward this e-mail to your colleagues and potential student applicants. For BME programs with an AHMB (AEMB) chapter, a news release is also attached if you wish to use it to promote AHMB in your college or university.
We are accepting applications through Sept. 8th. Please encourage your undergraduate students to apply. We are especially encouraging sophomores and juniors to apply as participation in this program can enhance their performance on senior design projects.
students with the opportunity to collaborate and network with peers and mentors across the country, while building necessary engineering design skills, including 3 key considerations that are not usually stressed in coursework projects.