Brief History of the Harding University Biomedical Engineering Society Speaking Series
HU BMES Speaking Series: (August 2014-Present)
February 18, 2016
Jay Martin, founder of Martin Bionics Innovations, gave a presentation on “NASA Inspired Design”.
Innovative approaches to prosthesis, orthotics, and life.
February 4, 2016
Dr. Dennis Matlock, HU Department of Chemistry, Professor of Biochemistry, gave a presentation on
Bioethics and how Stem Cell research interacts with our Christianity.
January 28, 2016
Kristin McEuen, a graduate student in Bioinformatics at UALR gave us an introduction to the field of
November 12, 2015
We heard a wonderful presentation on a lady’s personal experience as a Deep Brain Stimulation user for
the treatment of Parkinson’s.
November 5, 2015
Dr. Bob Lawrence, of Alaska Family Doctor, spoke to us about telemedicine in rural Alaska. He spoke
about having a proper perspective of using technology as a tool without it becoming an idol.
October 20, 2015
Dr. Bryan Clary, Chief of Surgery at the University of California San Diego Health System, gave us a
presentation on the relationship between biomedical engineering and his field of surgical oncology. He
was especially suited for this task as his undergraduate degree is in Bioengineering.
2014/2015 Academic Year
Professor Taylor Williams-gave us a presentation on deciding “if graduate school is for you.” He spoke
about his research with femtosecond lasers at Tufts to make silk lattice structures.
Dr. Mark White of Radiology Associates gave us a presentation on medical imaging equipment and the
treatment of small vertebral fractures.
Dr. Justin Bland gave us a fabulous introductory crash course in Biomechanics.
Dr. Philip Cornwell, former Provost of Rose-Hulman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, gave us a
presentation on his hip implant research. One of the main things they were trying to determine is if the
sound of the implant being driven into the femur could be used to discern when the implant was
appropriately imbedded. (Currently, surgeons do this by “feel” based upon experience.)
Dr. Lance Gibson-Dr. Gibson reported to us on the National BMES Conference that he attended that
Dr. Duke of Roche spoke to us about his work in diabetes research.
Dr. Wear, an expert in clinical engineering, spoke to us about clinical engineering and his opinion of its