Developing Bioengineering Educational & Research Opportunities @NC A&T Harvey Borovetz The Power of Biomedical Engineering Michael Gibbons, ASEE (2011) Biomedical engineering sustained the largest growth of any discipline at each degree level over the past decade. It now ranks sixth among 21 engineering fields tracked by ASEE in bachelor’s and doctoral degrees granted and ninth in master’s degrees. The Power of Biomedical Engineering Michael Gibbons, ASEE (2011) Enrollment trends indicate the discipline will continue to outpace engineering degree growth overall, which during the decade stood at 17 percent for bachelor’s, 38 percent for master’s, and 51 percent for doctorates. Reported biomedical research expenditures have grown 350% since 2000. Fall, 2010 Forecast for Fastest-Growing Occupations by %: 2008-2018* New Jobs % Change Biomedical Engineer 72 Network/data System Analysts 53 Home Health Aides 50 Personal & Home Care Aides 46 Financial Examiners 41 Medical Scientists 40 *USNWR, WSJ In the beginning … In the beginning … One Team … One Dream 9-12-2008 NC A&T is the first HBCU to be named Engineering Research Center by the National Science Foundation NSF-ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials NSF-ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials National Impact- Educational Programs NCAT PhD in bioengineering (pending), adjunct appointments for NCAT faculty, internships & remote course offerings with Pitt (underway), 1st 4 NCAT bioengineering faculty hired (comentored by Pitt) 90 UG Bioengineering Programs 75 Gatchell, Linsenmeier, 2/07 # of Programs With U. Pittsburgh guidance, a bioengineering program has been started at NC A&T which offers an undergraduate degree & MS degree – first at any HBCU in the Nation NCAT 60 45 FIRST HBCU AMONG THESE 80+ PROGRAMS 30 15 Total UG Programs ABET Accredited 0 1960 1970 1990 1980 Year 2000 2010 Principles of Cell Biology for Engineers I* • Course Director: – Dr. Partha Roy (Pitt) • Campus Directors: – Dr. Devdas Pai (NC A&T) – Dr. Sarah Pixley (UC)) • Assessment: – Dr. Robin Liles (NC A&T) • Teaching Assistants: – Latisha Taylor (NC A&T) – Aliza Alston (NC A&T) • Associated Assignment: – Students attended Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Fall ‘09 (Pittsburgh) *Distance Learning Extramural Training and Workshops BMES Annual Meeting October 2009 Pittsburgh PA Fundamental Principles of Biodegradable Metallic Alloys* • Course Director: – Dr. Prashant N. Kumta (Pitt) • Campus Directors: – Dr. Devdas Pai (NC A&T) – Dr. Sarah Pixley (UC)) • Assessment: – Dr. Robin Liles (NC A&T) • Teaching Assistants: – Satish Singh(Pitt) – Yin Zhangzhang(UC) • Associated Assignment: – Students attended the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine Retreat Spring ’10 * Distance Learning ERC & Bioengineering Program Education Advisory Board Membership Name Linsenmeier, Dr. Robert (Board Chair) Title Professor of Biomedical Engineering Institution Northwestern University Evanston, IL Conley, Dr. Kevin Program Coordinator, Nanotechnology Education Eldridge, Dr. John Regional Superintendent – Enrichment Region Program Coordinator, Biotechnology & Assistant Professor - Health Technologies Family Practice Physician Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC Guilford County Schools Greensboro, NC Guilford Technical Community College Greensboro, NC McCann, Dr. Jameson Miles, Dr. Linda Redfern, Dr. Mark Truskey, Dr. George White, Mr. Leon Williams, Dr. David Associate Dean for Research & Professor of Bioengineering Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering PhD Student and Chair, ERC Student Leadership Council Scott Community Health Center, Burlington, NC University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Duke University Durham, NC NC A&T State University Greensboro, NC Dean, College of Engineering The Ohio State University In the Immediate Future… NC A&T participate in Council of Chairs for BioE/BME NC A&T join AIMBE Academic Council Professor Sankar nominated for AIMBE Fellowship NC A&T Bioengineering participate in 2012 BMES Annual Meeting Thanks for Your Invitation & Attention!