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Friday, March 22 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Collaborative Design Yields Significant Social Impact

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Collaborative design between Engineering and Nursing is beginning to make a significant social impact. A number of student projects have had direct impact on a small number of disabled individuals. A slightly broader impact is evidenced by students expressing transformational awareness of how they can benefit from multi-disciplined projects. Broad impact is being made as the program draws public attention, including news articles and acknowledgment in a recent speech by First-Lady Michelle Obama. The authors contend that there is potential for very broad social impact by commercializing the designs, but the path to commercialization is challenging, especially for a primarily undergraduate program. The authors describe failures, lessons learned and plans for establishing a commercialization process within the undergraduate program. The commercialization process itself will require a collaborative effort to attract participants from any or all UDM colleges.

Speakers

Darrell Kleinke

Dr. Darrell Kleinke has over 25 years of industry experience in the design and development of electro-mechanical systems. As a tenure-track faculty member of the UDM mechanical engineering department, he has adopted a program of instruction which UDM has branded "Faces on Design." In addition to academic work, Dr Kleinke is a registered professional engineer and conducts seminars on innovation tailored to the needs of automotive engineers. Dr. Kleinke's recent publication, "Capstones Lessons...
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Molly McClelland

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy
Dr. Molly McClelland earned a BSN in 1988 and specialized in Intensive Care at the University of Michigan and Beaumont Hospitals. Following her Masters of Nursing degree in 1993, McClelland worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, establishing and managing a Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at U of M.  Following her PhD in 1997, Dr. McClelland worked at Oakland University and then UDM as Nursing Faculty specializing in Adult Medical Surgical...
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Friday March 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 15

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