2010 Fischell Festival Recap, Video Now Online

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Above: Dr. Fischell talks to students about their research. Below: Poster session.

On April 29, 2010, the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the A. James Clark School of Engineering held its fourth Fischell Festival. The signature event featured a variety of presentations and activities, including guest speakers from the Center for Bioengineering Technology and the MedStar Institute for Innovation, entrepreneurial insights from a current and former Fischell Fellow, live video of a mitral valve repair surgery, the best of this year's senior design projects, a poster session, a career fair and information expo, and seminars. The Festival concluded with a Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial lecture presented by department namesake and benefactor Dr. Robert E. Fischell.

The Fischell Festival, a celebration of bioengineering's potential to improve life for millions of people, provides guests interested in biomedical engineering the opportunity to mingle and learn in a casual setting. Attendees include everyone from high school students considering a career in engineering, to current students, doctors, representatives of biotechnology companies and organizations, and faculty from throughout the University System of Maryland and beyond.

You can read all about the Fischell Festival and see video from the event online at fischellfestival.umd.edu. Reviews of past Festivals are also available.

Published May 11, 2010