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Current and past biomedical engineering students used the on-campus Orthopaedic Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, along with expertise from the institute’s relationship with the Joint Replacement Surgeons of Indiana (JRSI) Research Foundation, to help two medical device makers develop innovative hip stem designs to help those struggling with debilitating hip problems. “Our work with Rose-Hulman was critical in the development of this product, which is now helping patients throughout the world,” says Dr. Jeff Pierson, an orthopaedic surgeon with the Franciscan Medical Group in Indianapolis and the JRSI Research Foundation of Mooresville, Indiana.
English Professor Julia Williams, PhD, is among faculty in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences who are known for pushing their students to develop strong written and oral communications skills.
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Just how high does a fly ball fly? The architects designing the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field in the 1990s needed to know, because it seemed possible that the new baseball stadium’s retractable roof might interfere with the game below if a fly ball would hit the ceiling.
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Spotlight on Professor Diane Evans, specializing in teaching statistics. Evans likes to run her class like a conversation.
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Award-winning civil engineering educator Jim Hanson, PhD, believes teaching is more about giving students the ability to ask the right questions than providing future engineers with just skills to address tomorrow’s challenging problems.
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