Speaker Series – Dr. Tzu-Yu Wu Canon, USA [2/24/17]

Please join OSA and  BME EDGE and The Optical Society Speaker Series event  featuring Dr. Tzu-Yu Wu from Canon, USA on Friday February 24, 2017 at noon in Croft Hall Room 170..
Lunch will be Provided.

RSVP to let us know if you would like to attend.

Link to RSVP: https://goo.gl/j6pAUh

Dr. Tzu-Yu Wu is an optical engineer at Canon, U.S.A., in the Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory. Dr. Wu earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, and a M.S. degree in Physics from National Taiwan University. Dr. Wu’s Ph.D. research was focused on the development of high-resolution imaging devices that provide rapid detection of early stage cancer through a minimally invasive procedure. Her current research at Canon is focused on the development of advanced medical imaging systems such as ultra-miniature endoscope and cardiovascular imaging catheter. Her specialties are optical design, system setup, opto-mechanics, and biomedical optics. Dr. Wu is particularly interested in bench to bedside translation where ideas are transformed from research into clinically viable instruments and ultimately translated into commercialization. She will be speaking on her research background, personal experiences searching for employment and the interview process, as well as, how she prepared in advance for her career. Dr. Wu will also be sharing her experience in transitioning from a researcher to an R&D engineer, and will share her personal view of what it is like working at Canon.

Speaker Series – “Motivation Traits” with Dr. Kristin Backstrom [1/31/17]

Please join us for the upcoming BME EDGE Professional Development Speaker Series event on “Motivation Traits” with Dr. Kristin Backstrom on January 31, 2017 at 12:30 PM in Talbot Library (Traylor 709).  Lunch Provided.

Seats are limited, so make sure to RSVP here to let us know if you would like to attend.

Dr. Kristin Backstrom is the Chief People Strategist and the Brain Change Agent at the Centers for Motivation, where she provides a full range of organizational development consulting services to build self-awareness and growth towards building effective leaders.

Hope to see you there!

Speaker Series with Eric Rice [11/22/16]

Please join us on Tuesday,  November 22nd for a professional development seminar on negotiating.

Our guest speaker is Eric Rice who has been operating his consulting practice and teaching communication skills for over twenty-five years. During that time, not only has he developed programs and authored scores of papers, training materials/videos and monographs for clients, but also, and perhaps more important, students in the classes he has taught have performed dozens of projects for organizations that have helped the organizations grow and students find jobs.

Since joining the Johns Hopkins community, Eric has developed and taught a series of courses in management topics ranging from negotiations and conflict resolution through ethics and human resources to managing and marketing social enterprises. Additionally, he directs the Masters in Engineering Management Program within the Center for Leadership Education of the Whiting School. Eric has a Master’s degree in Education Psychology and a PhD in Educational Sociology, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Who: Eric Rice

What: Negotiation Skills

Where: Homewood, Clark 110

When: Tuesday,  November 22nd 12:30-1:30 (lunch provided)

Please RSVP to the link below.


Speaker Series event: Dr. David Stein [11/8/2016]

Please join us for the incoming EDGE Speaker Series event: Round-table Discussion with Dr. David Stein on November 8, 2016 at 2 PM in Clark 210.  He will talk about his career path and how his JHU education has helped with his success.

Seats are limited, so make sure to RSVP here to let us know if you would like to attend.

Dr. David Stein, PhD, received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins Engineering in 2001, and has since worked with Siemens, where he has served in several roles including VP of Global Engineering and CEO of the Point of Care Business Unit, and has successfully led the development and strategy for numerous products within Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.  Since 2015 he has been serving as  the Head of Strategy and Innovation for Siemens Healthcare.

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Boston Scientific Info Session [9/30/2016]

Representatives from Boston Scientific will be visiting to talk about Boston Scientific Corporation, the types of BSC opportunities available for PhD students, including internships and jobs, and will give helpful tips on how current students can prepare now for industry jobs. Sunipa Saha is a JHU BME M.S. alumna and Dr. Amy Brisben is a BME PhD alumna, and they work in Cardiac Rhythm Management within Boston Scientific. Dr. Brisben is also vastly experienced in research and startup companies, which she acquired before joining Boston Scientific. The work of both Sunipa and Amy include development of sensing and pacing algorithms, ventricular autothreshold technology, defibrillator technologies, and clinical testing of these tools.

Who: Boston Scientific Representatives Sunipa Saha and Amy Brisben, PhD
What: Information Session
Where: Homewood Campus Clark Room 110
When: September 30, 2016 12:30-1:30pm

See more info on our flyer.

Career Info Session with Genentech [11/9/2015]

We hope you can join us for a career info session with representatives from Genentech on Monday, Nov 9th on the Homewood Campus (Clark 113).
Representatives from the company will be available to answer questions, provide information about what Genentech is looking for in potential employees and accepting student CV’s for review.

What: Career info session
Where: Homewood Campus Clark Room 113
When: Monday NOV 9th from 12-1pm (lunch provided)


EDGE Internships – Preliminary Interest Form due this Friday, Oct 23rd

Are you interested in doing an internship this summer? BME EDGE can work with you to secure that internship! However, the deadline for preliminary interest forms is this Friday, October 23rd.

If you are interested in taking advantage of potential internship opportunities through EDGE, you must complete the preliminary interest form, have it signed by your thesis advisor, and returned to BME.EDGE@jhu.edu by Friday, October 23rd.

BME EDGE Internship Panel [9/24/2015]

qaheadshotAs summer draws to an end, our EDGE interns are back on campus. We are holding a Q&A Session with the returning interns to answer your questions about PhD-level internships. They will be talking about their experiences throughout the internship process, from approaching their mentors, to adjusting to the industry lifestyle, to returning back to graduate school.

Seven interns from several prestigious companies, such as Back Bay Life Science Advisors, IBM, AstraZeneca, and The Data Incubator, will be there to share their internship experiences. The panel session will be followed by appetizer/ drink (beer and wine included) socialization.

RSVP required. Please RSVP here.

BME EDGE Speaker Series [6/17/2015]

Great teachers are made, not born: Effective teaching skills

Ms. Kerri Burchill has over 20 years of experience in adult learning and secondary education and is currently serving as adjunct faculty at JHU. She will review her research regarding typical experiences of new professors, the challenges they face, and the strategies they can implement to overcome.

See our flyer for more information.

When: Wednesday, June 17th 12 noon – 1 pm
Where: Clark Hall 110

RSVP: Click here!