BME/IQ Seminar: Aileen Huang-Saad, PhD, University of Michigan

Event Date/Time: 
August 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
IQ Atrium, Bio Engineering Facility (775 Woodlot Dr)
Aileen Huang-Saad, PhD, University of Michigan
Topic: Re-envisioning Biomedical Engineering Graduate Education for the 21st Century Through Design and Entrepreneurship

Topic: Re-envisioning Biomedical Engineering Graduate Education for the 21st Century Through Design and Entrepreneurship

Aileen Huang-Saad, PhD
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Engineering Education
University of Michigan

Aileen is a co-founder of the University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship and faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Since 2007, she was responsible for building the initial Program in Entrepreneurship for UM undergraduates, co-developing the masters’ level entrepreneurship program, launching the National Science Foundation (NSF) University of Michigan I-Corps Node and creating the biomedical engineering graduate design program. She is a canonical instructor for the NSF and National Institute of Health (NIH) I-Corps Program. Aileen has received numerous awards for her teaching and student advising, including the Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching Award, the UM ASEE Outstanding Professor Award, the Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award, and the College of Engineering Outstanding Student Advisor Award. Aileen recently began a tenure track position in Engineering Education.

Aileen’s current research area is entrepreneurship, innovation and instructional change in higher education. She is funded by the NSF to explore explicit and implicit learning outcomes of undergraduate entrepreneurship courses based on the Lean Launch curriculum and the influence of the microenvironment of entrepreneurship education on the engagement of women. She is also be launching the BME Instructional Incubator in the Fall of 2017 to transform experiential learning in the U-M BME Department.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty, Dr. Huang-Saad worked in industry gaining experience in new venture biotech (NanoBio Corporation), the defense industry (Institute for Defense Analysis and DARPA), and medical device testing (Southwest Research Institute). Aileen has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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