The life sciences expertise of Lawrence Technological University students will again be on full display as the university conducts its fourth Science and Technology Showcase on Wednesday, April 28.
The event will be streamed live online from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Bench to Bedside: Moving Medical Devices and Technology from Concept to Clinical Application.”
The event will feature a panel discussion moderated by Jaideep Rajput, director of commercialization at Beaumont Health. Panelists include M. Therese Jamison, director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at LTU; Brianna Riley, manager at Henry Ford Innovations, the technology commercialization arm of Henry Ford Health; and Fred Molnar, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
They’ll discuss what hospitals and health networks are doing to engage with companies, how a startup can get the most out of conducting pilot studies with a health care system partner, how early stage companies can work with health care systems to generate user experience for new technologies, and how and why health care organizations should share their technical expertise.
Also at the Showcase, dozens of LTU students will show off their senior capstone projects and other research in a virtual poster session. The presenting students are majoring in biomedical engineering, nursing, molecular and cell biology, and other life science disciplines.
LTU’s curriculum combines scholarship, research, and real-world applications. Many employers over the years have found valuable talent at the Showcase.
The event is free and open to the public. To register, visit https://ltu.joinhandshake.com/events/716765/share_preview.
LTU began holding the event in the spring of 2017. The 2020 event was canceled due to the pandemic.
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers nearly 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.