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“The material covered in LSSU's engineering program provided me a solid foundation for graduate studies. The systematic approach and communication skills needed to tackle engineering projects were taught and then practiced over and over again. In particular I appreciate the many hours spent by the faculty to develop oral presentation skills in each student. As a graduate student now, these skills have proven to be highly beneficial and, to my surprise, obviously not taught to the same extent at many other universities.”

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Senior Projects 2008-2009

 

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Team Innovative Medical Training Devices

Members:

  • Jay Bergeron
  • Robert Camp
  • Natasha Flynn
  • Lance Rood
  • Michael Zavislak

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Wael Mokhtar

Company:

  • Cardiovascular Research Institute
    of Albuquerque

Industrial Contact:

  • Dr. George Chandran

Project Description:Flow Phantom


The team designed and built a prototype of an ultrasound scan-able device, known as a dynamic flow phantom. The phantom will be used to aid in the training of future ultrasound technologists. It accurately simulates a variety of arterial blockages along with a range of flow characteristics. The system involves several different settings which closely imitate human blood flow and tissue characteristics. Team IMTD’s prototype will be used to substantiate Dr. George Chandran’s intellectual patent. Ms. Flynn recently attended the ASME Student Conference in Dayton, Ohio and took second place for IMTD’s poster.

Links to the 2008-2009 Teams:

Conodont Research...

Alex Zimmerman
Geology

Under Lew’s direction, Alex conducted the research by identifying project specimens. Alex then assisted in interpreting the results and writing the first draft of an abstract for a scientific conference presentation. [ more ]

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