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Seniors with Spirit

Seniors with Spirit is an activity for those over fifty that combines a light lunchtime meal with a short presentation or program of special interest to seniors. Six or so sessions are planned from September to May on varying days of the week to provide an opportunity for everyone to participate. Programs are planned by volunteers from those interested in attending. Check out the current The Community newsletter under the news and events tab for the upcoming sessions.

February 13, 2018

A group of undergraduate Biomedical Engineering students from the College of Engineering will be presenting a program on their future profession and interests on Tuesday, February 13. Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM and the program will begin at 12:30 PM. Friends and guests are welcome. Advance signups in the Gathering Space will be helpful in planning food.

Have you ever wondered about who designed the new cardiac pacemaker, or developed some life-changing assistive device for aiding individuals who have lost functions in the arms or legs? More that likely it was a biomedical engineer, and UW-Madison is home to one of the top programs in the country. Senior undergraduate students in the program do outreach programs, primarily for school groups, to introduce potential students to the profession. But groups such as Seniors with Spirit are also included. Topics likely to be discussed include how ideas and plans are generated and what is involved in actual development. The audience may be involved in “fabricating” a device. Dr. Tracy Puccinelli is Director of the outreach program and Ed Bersu now works with groups of students since retiring from the medical school.