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BME Seminar Series: Megan Heitkemper, The Ohio State University

Megan Heitkemper, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University
Monday, February 17, 2020, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
245 Bevis Hall
1080 Carmack Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210


"Utilizing Bernoulli’s Equation in Cardiovascular Medicine: from IVs to Stenoses"

This teaching demonstration will serve as an introduction to Bernoulli’s equation and its assumptions. Students will learn to calculate an unknown fluid condition using the equation and should leave with an appreciation for the numerous uses of Bernoulli’s equation that impact the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases.  Applications of Bernoulli’s equation to cardiovascular medicine including the evaluation of stenosed vessels will be discussed. To conclude the seminar, Megan will present her scholarly interests in engineering education.


Megan Heitkemper completed her bachelor’s degree at Wittenberg University in 2016 with majors in Physics and Mathematics. Megan received her M.S. degree in 2019 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the department of Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University where she was awarded the title of Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate in 2017. She is also a pre-doctoral fellow in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and her current research focuses on biofluid mechanics and the development of novel heart valve prostheses.