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BME 240 / 241

Course Description:

BME 240 is the biomedical engineering mentored research course. It is intended to foster an ability to conduct research through work in a laboratory on a well-defined research project. The course is independent research, not independent study. The research may be either experimental or theoretical in nature or a combination of both and should be hypothesis driven. It must be conducted under the supervision of a BME faculty member or another faculty member approved by the course director. Students identify their own mentors and projects based on their research interests.
BME 241 is an independent project that is developmental, experimental, or otherwise investigational in nature and explores a selected topic in bioengineering education. This course is not for independent study (i.e., not solely for the student's own education). The project is to be conducted under the supervision of a biomedical engineering faculty member or another faculty member approved by the course director. Students identify their own mentors and projects as suits their individual interests.
Course Requirements:
Students are expected to work 4 hrs/week per credit hour on the BME 240/241 project (6 hrs/week per credit hour if summer). Students must attend one research seminar per semester per credit hour, preferably relevant to the research project (BME departmental seminars are recommended) and submit one Seminar Report per seminar. Students must submit a one-page, mid-semester progress report to the course director and to your preceptor via e-mail (see due date below). Students must present their work at a poster presentation at the end of the semester (see date below). Students also submit a final report summarizing their work at the end of the semester.

Grades:

The preceptor grade will account for 75% of the student's final grade. The remaining components will be Presentation (10%), Final Paper as graded by the course director (10%), and completion of progress and seminar reports (5%). Grades of incomplete (I) are not permitted.

Course Director:

Dr. Rick Haselton
rick.haselton@vanderbilt.edu
5932 SC, (615) 322-6622


 Important Dates:

  • Registration Deadline: Wed Sep 3, 2014, 4:00 PM
  • Progress Report Due: Wed Oct 8, 2014, 4:00 PM
  • Poster Presentations: Thurs Dec 3, 2014, 2:30-4:00 PM
  • Final Papers Due: Fri Dec 12, 2014, 4:00 PM
  • Seminar Reports are due < 48 hrs after the seminar and no later than Fri Dec 12, 2014, 4:00 PM
  • Grades due from Preceptor: Tue Dec 13, 2014

Getting Registered:

  • Find a mentor and project
  • Fill out and submit BME 240/241 Registration Form
  • Submit completed form to course director

BME 240/241 Seminar Report