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Join injury research experts and thought leaders at Wayne State University's symposium titled
75 years of excellence in injury research: Biomechanics, prevention, diagnosis and treatment
August 14-16, 2014 Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 400 Renaissance Drive Detroit, Michigan
Wayne State University is known worldwide for its groundbreaking work and education in bioengineering and injury biomechanics. For 75 years, the efforts of pioneers such as Professor H.R. Lissner, Dr. E.S. Gurdjian and many more have changed the face of injury research, from biomechanics and prevention to diagnosis and treatment.
The Wayne State research community has participated in a myriad of studies on human tolerance to the head, spine, chest and legs; developed a reliable method for measuring angular acceleration and a six-axis transducer to measure loads in the femur; and provided crucial data for side impact protection of car occupants.
More recently, mechanisms of whiplash injury, concussion, aortic rupture and primary blast-induced brain injury have been characterized. Detailed finite element models of the human body from head to foot have been developed by WSU, including a state-of-the-art human brain model.
Perhaps most prominent among WSU’s accomplishments is the development of life-saving, injury-preventing devices in automobiles, such as the high penetration windshield and the collapsible steering column.
To celebrate 75 years of excellence and to move injury research forward over the next 75 years, we invite you to join us August 14-16, 2014 for an international symposium on injury research in downtown Detroit, the Motor City. The symposium will feature nationally and internationally renowned speakers addressing topics such as:
Recent Developments in Active and Passive Safety and Collision Avoidance
Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
Biomechanics and Prevention of Blast Trauma in the Military
Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering
Motor Vehicle Safety Injury Prevention Technology (Including military vehicles)
Motor Vehicle Safety Injury Biomechanics
For a full program agenda, click here. To submit an abstract, click here.
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Incoming engineering graduate students, join us for this very important day of introductions to Wayne State University and the College of Engineering. Orientation is mandatory and is the first step on your path to success as a graduate student. Don't delay--RSVP by August 4th!
Tentative Agenda (subject to minor changes, final agenda will be distributed at orientation):
8:30 a.m. Check in and registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome remarks from Dean Farshad Fotouhi
9:10 a.m. Research overview
9:20 a.m. WSU Graduate School presentation
9:30 a.m. University Libraries presentation
9:45 a.m. Research compliance and ethics
10:00 a.m. Maintaining status/OPT
10:15 a.m. Career services overview
10:30 a.m. Public safety overview
10:45 a.m. Graduate student and alumni panel
Noon Lunch and mixer with current students and clubs
1:30 p.m. Department orientations
Department orientations will take place at the following locations:
BME - BME Building, Room 2220
CEE - Engineering Building, EDC Auditorium
ChE - Engineering Building, Room 1118
CS - 5057 Woodward Ave, Room 3104.7
ECE - Engineering Building, Room 3145
ME - Engineering Building, Room 2145
ISE - IME Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Reminder: you may register for classes now! Please contact our advisors or the Graduate School with any specific questions. We look forward to seeing you this fall.