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The Iowa State University program in bio-medical electronics is characterized by the following features: 1) It has been in operation on an organized and documnented basis siince 1957. 2) It is jointly operated by the Colleges of Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, through an administrative committee of interdisciplinary composition. 3) It is conducted within the scope of the graduate college, and first and second minors in bio-medical electroniics are conferred. 4) The program chairman is trainied and experieniced in the engineering and the bio-medical sciences. 5) The objectives include the design and use of biomedical instrumentation, the use of engineering, concepts in bio-medical research, and the use of bio-medical concepts in engineering research. 6) The facilities include a specially designed bio-medical electronics laboratory building--a $407,500 structure which was jointly sponsored by the State of Iowa and the National Inistitute of Health. 7) The associated research projects are closely liniked to the training prograimi and deal with a wide variety of topics. 8) Numerous graduate students have been trained in biomedical electronics, some have acquired advanced degrees, and twelve have completed the 1960-1961 sequence of special courses. A program of the scope discussed here presumes that the current national growth of bio-medical electronics activities will continue. This assumption is supported by independent findings published in recent reports of the United States Congress.
Date of Publication: Oct. 1961