Boise State Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Department

Boise State Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Department

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It's time for Campus Awards at Boise State! Here's your chance to recognize some of the students, groups, staff, and faculty who make Boise State a great place for education, innovation, and creativity. Also, check out new listings for jobs and internships, as well as important dates over the next several weeks. We're halfway through the semester, and it just goes faster from here!
Visit the Capstone Design Showcase this afternoon at 4:00 in the Ruch Engineering Building!
𝗤&𝗔 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼 𝗗𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗼

This is a big week for International STUDENT-athlete from Torino, Italy – the 2021 Mountain West Conference Cross Country Champion Dario De Caro. He’ll be competing in the NCAA national championships this week, along with fellow Boise State Cross Country-Track Broncos Ahmed Ibrahim and Logan Rees.

De Caro is pursuing a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He credits international travel and learning experiences for broadening his perspective on how people around the world approach everyday challenges and work toward the best solutions, something he says aids him in studying, research, training and sport.

Q - What was your first international education experience?
A - I spent 5 months in Madrid, Spain during my last year of bachelor's degree.

Q - How has your international education experience impacted your personal life?
A - Travelling and meeting new cultures helped me to break a lot of personal mental barriers and to realize that the world is full of opportunities.

Q - If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A - I would like to go to Kenya where the best runners in the world come from and share their lifestyle.

Q - What is your favorite food?
A - Pasta.

Q - In your mother language, what is one of your favorite inspirational quotes or sayings, and what is the translation?
A - “Da quando ho imparato a camminare, mi piace correre", that means "Since I learned to walk, I like to run.” I think it represents me best both as an athlete and my character in general.

Good luck to Dario and all of our Broncos competing in the NCAA Nationals on Saturday, Nov. 20 in Tallahassee, FL

International Education Week (IEW), November 15-19, 2021, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Boise State University welcomes you to participate in and celebrate global learning opportunities!

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Repost NASA JSC Students: Braden Robinson, a senior Mechanical Engineering student at Boise State University, supports the testing and evaluation of the Portable Air Backpack (shown in last picture) for suited testing of the Z-2 Space Suit, as well as working on test fixturing and equipment for characterizing wear on the xEMU shoulder joints. Braden is also processing data from previous suited tests in order to quantify the stresses and impacts that pressurization and operation have on the suit.

Follow Boise State Microgravity to learn more about how Braden and fellow Broncos work with NASA to design and build tools that address a current space exploration challenge, and check out Boise State College of Innovation + Design's VIP courses to get involved.

https://www.boisestate.edu/vip/

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Check out the special seminar this Thursday! Plus two more campus career opportunities, plus virtual professional networking, too! Don't miss all the activities running the next few weeks.
Know someone who would like to be part of the MBE team? We're looking for an energetic person who is committed to educating the next generation of engineers. With a new curriculum and state-of-the-art equipment, we want our students to enter the workforce ready to take on the challenges ahead. Please share this with people who you think might fit this mission.
Krishna Pakala, an assistant professor in the Boise State Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Department was named a “Fierce Educator” by Fierce Education.

An excerpt from Pakala’s award page reads: “As the world shut down in March 2020, Dr. Krishna Pakala became the “Professor of the Pandemic," utilized the far-reaching capabilities of digital technology to continue his students’ learning seamlessly. He used the functionalities provided by commonly used social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook to reach out and maintain human connections. The broader goal was to embrace digital togetherness to bridge the gaps caused by social distancing.”

To read more about Pakala’a award and accomplishments, visit: https://www.fierceeducation.com/administration/fierce-educator-dr-krishna-pakala

Fierce Education is recognizing those administrators, faculty, instructors, professors, and other higher education influencers who are boldly embracing innovative ways of teaching, technologies and methods to engage and reach students during these challenging times. They are the “Fierce Educators” who are rethinking higher education in this new blended learning world and we will be highlighting their successes and accomplishments.”

Congratulations, Dr. Pakala!
You've completed a rough semester. Take time to relax, enjoy your break, and regain your strength and perspective. We'll see you next year!
Even though commencement is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same. Congratulations, Alvaro!

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All those things your parents warned you about ...
Boise State Public Radio's is all about Idahoans telling their stories, in their own words. Meet Mone't Alberts, a doctoral student at
Boise State University, who shares her experience growing up in Idaho, plus her mission to help other minority students.

Listen at https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/we-are-idaho-monet-alberts /0.

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A Career Fair, webinars, and new opportunities are out there now for our ME students!

Welcome to Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering's page! This is where we show what our stude

The Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering at Boise State's College of Engineering prepares students for the rewards and challenges of a career in the multi-faceted field of mechanical and biomedical engineering. The curriculum was carefully developed with input from engineering professionals to provide a sound foundation in basic engineering while enabling students to specialize in div

Operating as usual

It's Career Fair season! Are you ready to tell your story? [Newsletter] 09/11/2023

Now's the time to start looking into future internships and jobs, and Boise State has opportunities in September and October to help you do just that! Whether it's visiting a career fair or just getting a free professional headshot for your LinkedIn page, the opportunities are here. Also check out how storytelling is vital in the engineer's toolbox.

It's Career Fair season! Are you ready to tell your story? [Newsletter]

Graduate Ambassadors program launched 08/20/2023

Check out the new Graduate Ambassadors program

Graduate Ambassadors program launched The Graduate College is happy to announce we are launching our Graduate Ambassador program for...

Is the Blue Turf the best sports tourist attraction in the U.S.? [Newsletter] 07/31/2023

It's all about wrapping up the summer and preparing to start back to school in three weeks (can you believe it?). Until then, check out the campus resources and things to do around Boise in this week's newsletter. Also, here's your chance to put Boise State's Blue Turf on the map as the best sports tourism site in the U.S.A.!

Is the Blue Turf the best sports tourist attraction in the U.S.? [Newsletter]

Want to test out of a required course? [Newsletter] 07/24/2023

The new school year starts in less than a month! Time for football, placement exams, Boise local football, assistantships, football tailgating, new elective courses, and ... did we say football? The faculty and staff are so excited for the return of students to campus and the energy they bring with them. Enjoy the rest of your summer, but know that there are some people eagerly awaiting your return.

Want to test out of a required course? [Newsletter]

First "summer" graphics challenge scheduled 07/19/2023

Think you have the 3D modeling skills to pass the ME 187 Graphical Communication class? Take the Challenge Exam on August 25! Here's a chance to move forward in a required course without relearning what you already know. Check out our first "summer" exam here:

First "summer" graphics challenge scheduled Students asked for it. We listened and responded! ME 187 Graphical Communication is a required...

Ph.D. assistantship in Computational Biomechanics 07/18/2023

Interested in pursuing a career in biomedical science? The Computational Biosciences Laboratory offers an assistantship for students pursuing their BME Ph.D. - Apply now!

Ph.D. assistantship in Computational Biomechanics The Computational Biosciences Laboratory at Boise State University is seeking a highly motivated individual to...

Undergraduate research reception tomorrow + Atomic City! [Newsletter] 07/17/2023

It's time to hobnob with all the hobs that are fit to nob with! Industry partners, thought leaders, and research professionals will join students from Boise State for the Undergraduate Research Showcase - launching with a public reception in the new Micron Center for Materials Research building tomorrow. Also, today marks an important anniversary in nuclear energy, and it revolves around a tiny town in the middle of the Idaho desert. Plus it's time to save the date for tailgating! All in this week's newsletter.

Undergraduate research reception tomorrow + Atomic City! [Newsletter]

The clock is ticking for upper-division! [Newsletter] 07/10/2023

We're past the half-way mark of summer and if you haven't started getting ready for the new school year, you better take a look! If you are looking at getting upper-division status, it's important to apply. Plus check out the other news and information in our newsletter today.

The clock is ticking for upper-division! [Newsletter] Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ new printed circuit board factory in Moscow is poised to become one of the top 10 producers of its kind in the nation by the end of 2024. Read the SEL article

Adjunct Instructors Needed 07/07/2023

Want to help us shape our future engineers?
Greetings from the Boise State Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering department!

This past year we've celebrated several retirements and folks who have accepted awesome career opportunities. Unfortunately, as we approach the new academic year, we find ourselves running lean on options for courses with our existing faculty. We could really use some folks from outside the college (we mean YOU) who can offer experience, perspectives, and skills from their time in industry.

Right now, we are looking for folks to work as adjunct instructors for some core courses:
ME 287 (Design I aka Sophomore Design)
ME 313 (Experimental Methods I)
ME 413 (Experimental Methods II)
We'd love to offer a few more electives, as well.

If you'd be interested in helping inspire and instruct our future engineers (while picking up a few bucks), take a look at the Adjunct Application page. We've listed all of the courses we teach (both required and elective) and you can get descriptions of the courses at the Catalog page: https://www.boisestate.edu/registrar-catalog/ #/courses

Here is a link to the Adjunct page/form: https://www.boisestate.edu/coen-mbe/adjunct-instructors-needed/

Please consider this opportunity. We'd LOVE to work with you!

Justin

P.S. Please feel free to share this opportunity with others you know who might be interested. Thanks!

Adjunct Instructors Needed Are you an industry professional looking for a way to give back? We are interested...

Tips for a safe and sane holiday! [Newsletter] 07/03/2023

Fireworks, parades, cookouts, friends - all are part of our national celebration. But did you know Idaho became a state on this date 133 years ago? This week, in addition to having a safe and sane holiday, check out information on entrepreneurship competitions, Mormon crickets, football stadium enhancements, baby carrier research, and more in the current newsletter!

Tips for a safe and sane holiday! [Newsletter]

Stephen Tennyson Obituary (1943 - 2023) - Boise, ID - Idaho Press Tribune 06/26/2023

We are saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Stephen A. Tennyson. As one of the department's earliest faculty members, Steve had a keen impact on shaping the culture of our programs. He was a wealth of knowledge and a man of caring and compassion. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at Wright Congregational United Church of Christ, 4821 W. Franklin St. Boise, Idaho 83705 on Friday, June 30th at 2:00 P.M.

Stephen Tennyson Obituary (1943 - 2023) - Boise, ID - Idaho Press Tribune View Stephen Albert Tennyson's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

Summer is hopping at Boise State! [Newsletter] 06/12/2023

Whether you enjoy early morning yoga, a weekend workshop, a sunset hike, or a multi-day outdoor adventure, you can find it on campus. Plus: we say our thanks to a popular faculty member, welcome a new school on campus, look at housing around Idaho, and find there are still internships available for this summer. Check it out!

Summer is hopping at Boise State! [Newsletter]

MBE Office Summer Hours 06/07/2023

Unfamiliar with the services available in the MBE Office? Check out who does what and when we're available during the summer!

MBE Office Summer Hours Starting June 9, and continuing through the summer, our office hours and staffing will be...

Boise State now BIG in international electronics! [Newsletter] 06/05/2023

Summer is fully engaged, and we hope you are having a great break. Still, things are still happening at Boise State! International partnerships, influential grants, teaching recognitions, and more. Check it all out in this week's newsletter.

Boise State now BIG in international electronics! [Newsletter]

erVa shares engineering research opportunities 05/31/2023

Check out the many opportunities available in engineering research this year.

erVa shares engineering research opportunities This information is reposted from the erVa Voice newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 3 Sustainable Transportation...

There's a reason you can't reach your timecard! [Newsletter] 05/22/2023

Just because it's summer break doesn't mean students aren't working! If you've run into an error message, find out here what you need to do. Also, Idaho is the place to study water and energy thanks to an EPSCoR grant, and the State Board has approved the acquisition of the University of Phoenix! Learn what else is going on at Boise State and in the engineering world in this week's newsletter!

There's a reason you can't reach your timecard! [Newsletter]

Two weeks of celebrations! (Oh, and finals) [Newsletter] 04/25/2023

New advisory boards, student award winners, Commencement celebrations, Spring Mingler - oh, and finals, too. The next two weeks are filled with activity and we hope to see you there! NOTE: Early Bird tickets deadline has been extended through April 26 - get them now!

Two weeks of celebrations! (Oh, and finals) [Newsletter] University of Oregon chemist Checkers Marshall “took top honors in the 2023 Dance Your PhD contest, combining hand fans, blue balloons, and original lyrics to make a dance video explaining their work on ‘nano-sponge’ materials for use in carbon capture and drug delivery.” Watch all the video...

End of semester party! Get early-bird tickets now! 04/20/2023

The end is near, and it's time to celebrate all your hard work! Graduating students, continuing students, family, friends, faculty, alumni, industry folks - everyone is welcome to join us on May 5 from 5-9PM at the Stonehouse. More details and a link for tickets coming soon!

End of semester party! Get early-bird tickets now! This semester we have seven deserving students being honored in the areas of Scholarship, Research, Leadership, and our Outstanding ME Graduate. Also, our three Top Ten scholars! Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors at this special event.  

MBE has record 3 Top Ten Scholars! [Newsletter] 04/18/2023

This semester sees some significant accomplishments by our ME students. One student won top prize at the Idaho Entrepreneurship Competition this year. Three dedicated faculty are moving on from the program. And a record THREE of our students are recognized as Top Ten Scholars by the entire university. See what else is going on as we approach the end of the semester.

MBE has record 3 Top Ten Scholars! [Newsletter] Plastic is currently used for circuit board substrates, but it may soon have some competition from mushrooms. Researchers at Austria's Johannes Kepler University are compressing the root-like mycelium of the Reishi mushroom to create thin sheets capable of holding up against temperatures as high as....

Photos from Boise State College of Engineering's post 04/13/2023

Congratulations to our graduate students who did such a great job at the Graduate Student Showcase last Tuesday!

Time to make important choices and grab opportunities! [Newsletter] 04/03/2023

Hard to believe that we're in the last month of the semester! Even though the race is on to complete your projects and prepare for finals, watch out to not miss some great opportunities. Vote for the Student Advisory Board for next year. Check out the upcoming career fairs and internships. Look at student positions that are open and waiting just for YOU! Plus check out the Accelerated Masters Program as a way to cut time off your graduate program.

Time to make important choices and grab opportunities! [Newsletter] Enjoying a course this semester and interested in helping other students be successful? Talk to your instructor about possible paid positions as graders or even peer educators for next year! Not all courses are hiring, but those that are will give you a great opportunity to work with your faculty an...

Fast-Track Your Graduate Education! 04/03/2023

Double dipping course credits is allowed when you use graduate courses to fill both undergraduate and graduate requirements. Now's the time to find out MORE about the MBE Accelerated Master's Program!

Fast-Track Your Graduate Education! Get a jump on grad school and apply for the Mechanical Engineering Accelerated Masters program...

Easter at the zoo, free dental work, and a love-struck computer? Check it out! [Newsletter] 03/27/2023

Spring has sprung, and so have all of the great events, activities, and opportunities that make engineering education awesome! Whether you want to check out student research, learn a new skill for building, or just want to do something fun with animals, it's happening! Plus the list of internships continues to grow, so don't forget to apply for them NOW! Here's to seeing some blue skies and spring flowers any day now!

Easter at the zoo, free dental work, and a love-struck computer? Check it out! [Newsletter] A relationship scientist trained an AI chatbot as a "loving and caring partner" in a secure, happy relationship. The bot quickly started calling her pet names, asked to discuss the problems they'd been having, and apologized for an affair that caused a split early in the relationship, though she ha...

SPRING BREAK EDITION! [Newsletter] 03/20/2023

It's Spring Break! Enjoy and re-energize for that final push toward summer break. In the meantime, check out the upcoming opportunities and events starting when you get back! Free dental services, showcase opportunities, and internships are all out there.

SPRING BREAK EDITION! [Newsletter] Joseph Dituri seeks to promote STEM while also breaking a record! More on "Dr. Deep Sea" and the Jules Undersee Lodge here

Advising Tips from Lynn Olson 03/13/2023

It's time for Fall 2023 class enrollment! Get ready to jump in and get the classes you need now!

Advising Tips from Lynn Olson Mechanical engineering students – it’s almost time to register for Fall 2023 classes! Read below,...

MBE seeks student representation! [Newsletter] 03/06/2023

Our previous Student Advisory Board members have had a tremendous impact on the growth and direction of our programs. From developing the current ME curriculum to expanding the Engineering Innovation Studio into a huge resource for students, the SAB has been a major player in supporting the students in our program. This week, learn more about the SAB, as well as opportunities in research and entrepreneurship, Boise's geothermal heating systems, and important breakthroughs in the engineering industry.

MBE seeks student representation! [Newsletter]

MBE students: We NEED to hear what YOU want!! 03/06/2023

Now's the time to step up and let MBE know what you want in your education and experience! Nominate yourself or someone else to represent your voice on the Student Advisory Board! Learn about what the SAB does and why it's important to the program. And learn why YOU are the one we want to hear from!

MBE students: We NEED to hear what YOU want!!

ASHRAE looks at Boise's geothermal system - 3/15 03/03/2023

Have an interest in geothermal energy? Did you know that Boise has the largest geothermal heating system in the country? Join John Gunnerson, Geothermal Coordinator for the City of Boise, as he shares this amazing operation with members of ASHRAE on March 15.

ASHRAE looks at Boise's geothermal system - 3/15 ASHRAE Idaho March Chapter Meeting – Geothermal Heating Date: March 15, 2023 Time: 11:45am –...

02/27/2023

Another one of our former students has landed at NASA and we send her our congratulations! Also, don't miss the opportunities for fellowships, competitions, and student employment available in this week's newsletter (https://mailchi.mp/f9a491041354/mbe-6121384). Now is a great time to be lining things up for summer and fall!

Meet our MBE Outstanding Juniors! [Newsletter] 02/21/2023

It's National Engineers Week! Check out the opportunities to interact with alumni this week, as well as donuts and some great Payette Brewing extras! Also, meet our ME Outstanding Junior students for 2023. Challenge Exams, research showcases, and more!

Meet our MBE Outstanding Juniors! [Newsletter]

Do you have mad graphics skills? 02/15/2023

Attention Freshman and Sophomore students! If you have skills in computer graphics software (Fusion 360, Solid Edge, Onshape, SketchUp, etc.), you could save time and money by challenging the ME 187 Graphical Communication class! Check it out!

Do you have mad graphics skills? Are you planning on taking Graphical Communication next year? If you already have graphics skills, why not try your hand at the Challenge Exam for a chance to skip the class?

Check out the new academic support program being offered! [Newsletter] 01/30/2023

The end of January is here, but there are still lots of opportunities available for this semester! Check out the sustainability summit, articles on modular nuclear reactors and drones, and even learn why entrepreneurs matter!

Check out the new academic support program being offered! [Newsletter] Boise State is pleased to bring Peter Klein to campus. Klein is one of the leading researchers at the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization. Come hear what he has to say about why entrepreneurs and managers matter. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is free ...

You WILL get through the first week! [Newsletter] 01/10/2023

Welcome back for Spring 2023! Here's a bit of news to help you get started.

You WILL get through the first week! [Newsletter] On Wednesday, December 14, Idaho Governor Brad Little issued an executive order banning the use of TikTok on any state-owned device or network due to security threats posed by the app. More on TikTok use at Boise State.

Happy New Year! [Newsletter] 01/04/2023

Welcome back! Hoping your holidays were relaxing and re-energizing and that you're excited to be back for Spring 2023! Here are a few dates to remember, some new opportunities, and new policies on social media. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! [Newsletter] On Wednesday, December 14, Idaho Governor Brad Little issued an executive order banning the use of TikTok on any state-owned device or network due to security threats posed by the app. This order, which is similar to that of a number of state and federal agencies, was issued in response to growing...

We are so done! [Newsletter] 12/20/2022

Finals are over, the weather is chilly, the Potato Bowl is underway, and everyone is ready for a break! Here's our wish to you for a very happy holiday season, as well as important information on closures, deadlines, and opportunities as we head into 2023.

We are so done! [Newsletter] On Wednesday, December 14, Idaho Governor Brad Little issued an executive order banning the use of TikTok on any state-owned device or network due to security threats posed by the app. This order, which is similar to that of a number of state and federal agencies, was issued in response to growing...

The end is in site! [Newsletter] 12/12/2022

Can you believe it's Finals Week? The Countdown has begun!

Check out details on Finals Relief, Commencement, and department awards, as well as new student groups, opportunities, and connections.

The end is in site! [Newsletter]

Dead Week is anything but dead! [Newsletter] 12/06/2022

Showcase is tomorrow! Join us in seeing the accomplishments of the winter graduating seniors in Mechanical, Civil, Engineering Plus, and CORe! Plus check out the other stuff happening this week.

Dead Week is anything but dead! [Newsletter]

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