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Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Win $100K in Awards

Two pediatric medical device innovators, AventaMed of Cork, Ireland and Prospiria, Inc. of Galveston, Texas, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in the annual competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System near Washington D.C.

How We Should Be Teaching Math

If you’ve ever wondered why science and math education lag in the United States, EMBS Executive Committee Member Barbara Oakley, has an idea. In part, it’s because students are never allowed a true mastery of science, technology, engineering and math subjects, otherwise known as STEM. This is the argument she makes in a Wall Street

IEEE Pulse Receives Award

We are pleased announce that the November/December 2013 issue of IEEE Pulse has recently won a 2014 Apex Award for Design and Illustration for cover image. APEX 2014 awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the success of the submitted entry in achieving overall communications effectiveness and

Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering

The prowess and future of EMBS is directly linked to the vigor, vision and effectiveness of the Technical Committees (TCs). No matter how skilled the society leadership has been, the current impetus cannot be sustained without the solid backing of technical leaders in each of the areas

Crowdfunding the Next Generation of Scientists?

A biomedical engineering lab at UC Irvine is trying a bold new experiment: crowd-funding a lab project to address lagging rankings of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic education (STEM) in the United States. Michelle Khine’s Lab at UC Irvine has launched a one-month Kickstarter campaign to produce and develop an “inventor’s kit” meant to engage, enable and empower children to “play” science at an early age…