Top 20 Biomedical Engineering Programs Which Have The Highest Percentage of Women Graduates in 2011

The Biomedical Engineering programs attract a higher proportion of women than any other engineering programs.  I thought it would be interesting to show just how high the proportion is in some programs.  I am not aware of any definitive explanation for the high participation rate.  My guess is that the opportunity to contribute to the … Continue reading Top 20 Biomedical Engineering Programs Which Have The Highest Percentage of Women Graduates in 2011

National Statistics on the Number of Biomedical Engineers Graduating in 2011 vs. Job Projections

The following table was created from degree completion data available at the NCES website. The graduating statistics are important to know because there has been a consistent issue described by B.S. BME graduates seeking industry jobs in their field. It's very difficult to get one with a baccalaureate degree. The number of graduates holding that … Continue reading National Statistics on the Number of Biomedical Engineers Graduating in 2011 vs. Job Projections

Top Ten Schools Patenting Multicell Organisms or Parts

So why do we want to know who is patenting multicellular organisms or their parts?  That will depend on whether the reader is interested in getting into a school that is actively considering commercialization possibilities in this particular area or a Research/Development  Engineer trying to determine who in the academic world is actively patenting.  Agricultural … Continue reading Top Ten Schools Patenting Multicell Organisms or Parts

Regulatory: FDA Is Equipping The Park Doctrine

The FDA has become increasingly active in its determination to discipline apparently unrepentant pharmaceutical firms.  Now its getting personal, again.  After years of neglect the usefulness of the Park Doctrine has been rediscovered by the FDA.  The evidence needed to apply it to a "responsible corporate official" appears to be nil.  The definition of a … Continue reading Regulatory: FDA Is Equipping The Park Doctrine

Innovation: Don’t Be Afraid To Question The Accepted Theory

Apparently the gyroscopic and caster effects are not the only mechanical forces working on a bicycle to keep it upright as it rolls along.   According to a Cornell University based team a bicycle with a high center of gravity at the rear and low center of gravity up front can keep itself upright while rolling … Continue reading Innovation: Don’t Be Afraid To Question The Accepted Theory