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In keeping with the guiding principles of Marquette University and the mission statement of the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Department of Biomedical Engineering works closely with partners to engage the local community of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin. The outreach projects of the Biomedical Engineering Department are designed to be informative and engaging for a wide audience while maintaining a fun atmosphere that encourages exploration and personal development.

 

Current Projects 

Below, learn more about the outreach projects of the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

 

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S.U.P.R.E.M.E.S.

(Students Understanding Principles of Research Education through Medicine, Engineering and Science)

SUPREMES is an academic-year program that provides selected high school students with exposure and experience to biomedical research and technology development in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Here, students will be introduced to new technologies, cutting-edge research and exciting laboratory practices, guided and taught by highly skilled, established faculty investigators. This experience provides students with the application component of biomedical science research to complement and support the theoretical information learned in the program. Furthermore, the student’s home academic institution may award academic credit or recognition after successful completion of the program in accordance with the institution’s policy and curriculum requirements.

Learn more about SUPREMES

The Chicago STEM Outreach Project

Through the Chicago STEM Outreach project, the NeuroMotor Control Laboratory partnered with a private grade school in Chicago’s Roger’s Park neighborhood to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Discovery Learning techniques and resources to children in grades pre-K through 8. 

Learn more about Chicago STEM Outreach

DIY Electrocardiogram

Guided by Marquette University faculty and students, the DIY Electrocardiogram (ECG) project is an after-school outreach event designed to expose middle- and high-school students to fundamental biomedical engineering principles such as heart physiology, electrical hardware, software design, and biometric data analysis. The event walks through the steps necessary to construct and program an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine using an ardunio electronics platform, heart rate sensor module and the arduino programming language. Students are then able to visualize the electrical activity of their hearts, taking measurements before and after physical activity and analyzing the differences with ECGs.

 

Get Involved

If you think that your company might be interested in sponsoring an outreach project or that your school might be interested in having our team visit and talk to your students, please contact Dr. Frank Pintar.