Lawrence Tech student research on display at third annual Science & Technology Showcase

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University will show off student talent in biomedical engineering (BME), nursing, molecular and cell biology, and other life sciences disciplines at a Science & Technology Showcase Wednesday, April 3.

The third annual showcase is produced in conjunction with Medical Main Street, an economic development effort of Oakland County government aimed at accelerating the life science, biotechnology, pharmacology and health care industries in Southeast Michigan.

The event begins at 3 p.m. April 3 in the third floor atrium of LTU’s Taubman Complex. LTU’s campus is at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. (see www.ltu.edu/map).

The event will feature a research poster session highlighting the work of LTU students and faculty, as well as a life sciences industry panel discussion. Employers in the life science fields, as well as high school students interested in life science careers, are welcome at the free event. Light refreshments will be served.

Last year, more than 20 students presented research and more than 35 employers attended the showcase. More than 50 employers are expected this year.

“Bringing talented students and innovative companies together just makes good sense,” said Margaret “Peg” Pierce, director of career services at LTU. “Oakland County has a rich base of bright science and technology professionals in training now. We are just accelerating their introduction to industry.”

Added Sibrina N. Collins, executive director of LTU’s Marburger STEM Center: “The showcase is a unique opportunity for BME and science majors to network with key representatives from companies that manufacture medical devices right in Oakland County. Furthermore, LTU faculty have the opportunity to discuss how our BME and science majors are prepared for successful pathways in STEM. Faculty can discuss research ideas for potential industry-sponsored research projects.”

The showcase brings a sharp focus on the important research and innovation being done by LTU students,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Medical Main Street is excited to highlight what LTU students can deliver with the support of effective curriculum, technology and ingenuity.”

 More information about the event may be found at this link.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 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 15 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

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