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In keeping with the guiding principles of Marquette University and the mission statement of the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering works closely with local partners to engage the community of Milwaukee, surrounding areas, and the world. The outreach projects detailed below are designed to be informative and engaging for the communities that they are intended to serve. In addition, included projects afford educational opportunities for our students. We consider outreach activities to be central to our mission, as we work to act in accordance with our Jesuit principles of leading in service of others.
Below, learn more about the ongoing outreach projects of the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Led by founding director of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center, Dr. Gerald Harris, the Global Mobility program coordinates with affiliative laboratories around the world to foster education and training for supported facilities in the field of orthopaedic and rehabilitation engineering.
Managed as a partnership between Children's Wisconsin and the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Engineering Center, Go Baby Go! Milwaukee employs biomedical engineering principles to convert donated ride-in cars for use by children with limited mobility. Founded in 2016, Go Baby Go! Milwaukee has donated over 200 ride-in cars to qualifying families in the Greater Milwaukee Area.
The Supremes Program is an academic-year program offering high-school students the opportunity to study and train some of the world-class research facilities maintained by the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, as well as those maintained by affiliative organizations, including Children's Wisconsin and Versiti.
If you think that your organization might be interested in sponsoring an outreach project or creating opportunities for your students to learn more about the field of biomedical engineering, please contact Education Program Coordinator, Denise Ron.