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Thursday, March 22 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Teaching Innovation Using Multidisciplinary Collaboration

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The University of Detroit Mercy Departments of Engineering and Nursing have collaborated to provide unique assistive devices to physically challenged individuals living in the Detroit metro area. A team of engineering and nursing students are paired with a physically challenged individual. The engineers design and build an assistive device identified by the client as being useful to improving the quality of their life. The nursing students evaluate the device and the client for any potential health-related issues. The interdisciplinary student team works together to provide a safe, useful and health-conscious device with the goal of improving quality of life. This paper will describe the multidisciplinary approach used to educate students while working toward meeting the needs of the physically disabled.

Speakers

Darrell Kleinke

Darrell Kleinke has over twenty-five years of industry experience in the design and development of electro-mechanical systems. As a tenure-track facultymember of the UDM Mechanical Engineering Department, he has adopted a program of instruction that UDM has branded \"Faces on Design.\"The guiding principle is that student project work is more meaningful and fulfilling when students have the opportunity to see and experience thefaces of real, live clients. In the series of design courses he...
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Molly McClelland

Molly McClelland (RN, MSN, PhDBSN, Indiana Wesleyan Univeristy 1988MSN, Wayne State University 1993PhD, Wayne State University 1997) has been Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Detroit Mercy since 2008.

Thursday March 22, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
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