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Biomedical engineers design new technology to prolong and save miles, and biomedical engineering technologists implement that technology. They can get trained at Devry University on Route 1 South in North Brunswick, a college that teaches both theory and practice, but it emphasizes practice.

“Our students hit the ground running with a deep understanding of current technologies,” says Eric Addeo, the DeVry professor who teaches the biomedical engineering technology program. “They learn the details of current instrumentation that is used today.”

Two students are pioneering in this program. They are taking anatomy, biology, chemistry, and multiple courses in calculus. Both come from outside the United States and are in their third year of a four-year studying full time. Earlier in his career, ADdeo helped develop a new generation of cardiac pacemakers that are smaller and do not require surgery for battery replacement. He also contributed to the development of FDA approved medical appliances for the home.

He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology, and did postgraduate work at Carnegie Mellon University. Addeo has more than 18 years of experience at the senior management level in such organizations as Lucent Bell Labs, Telcordia, and most recently at Panasonic Labs in Princeton.

Addeo devised a curriculum that introduces the students to current ECG machines and the underlying technology requirements of amplifiers to realize the instrumentation, current software technologies, blood pressure detectors, ultra sonography, electro surgery, measurement of brain function (EEGs), electromagnetic interference, radiology, and nuclear medicine.

The course is lecture driven, says Addeo, but he requies a term paper on a medical instrument or a new generation of technology. Students must critique and compare the user interface, the manufacturers, the application, and the market size. They write a technical business plan and discuss the evolution of the technology — how it will migrate and change over the next 10 years.

“I am training my students to be engineering technologists,” says Addeo. “They will leave DeVry capable of designing relatively sophisticated instrumentation that is matched to current technology.” He expects them to take jobs at comapnies like Panasonic, Siemens, and Roche.

A surprisng job market is the health insurance companies, which are looking into technological ways to take care of the aging population.

DeVry University (DV), 630 Route 1 North, North Brunswick 08902; 732-435-4880; fax, 732-435-4856. Harold Y. McCulloch, Jr., PhD, president. www.nj.devry.edu

Based in Chicago, DeVry is a four-year, accredited, private co-educational university with more than 20 campus nationwide. The North Brunswick campus has just over 1,500 students who are pursuing careers in technology, business, and healthcare.

Full time tuition is $6,170 per term (including 12 to 18 credits). Per credit tuition, $525. The admissions office (732-435-4877) is open weekdays, weeknights, and Saturdays, and financial aid is available.

The bachelor’s degrees require nine terms full time or 15 terms attending on a part-time basis, and associate’s degrees require five terms full-time, nine-terms part time.

Open Houses,

& Starting Dates

Dale Carnegie Training

243 Route 130, Bordentown, 609-324-9200.

“Generation Next,” a Dale Carnegie course for teenagers. $895. Monday, August 28, to Wednesday, August 30, 9 a.m..

Holy Ghost Preparatory School

2429 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA, 215-639-0811, www.holyghostprep.org.

Open House. Entrance exam on Saturday, November 4. Register. Sunday, October 29, 11 a.m.

I.L. Peretz Community Jewish School

1345 Easton Avenue, Somerset, 732-545-9691, www.ilperetz.org.

Open House. Sunday school and adult programs feature the study of Jewish traditions, history, literature, music, dance, art, and language, with emphasis on community-based service activities. Classes start October 1. Thursday, September 7, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, 11 a.m.

Mill Ballet School

Canal Studios, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, 609-397-7244, www.millballetschool.com.

Open House. Observe the summer faculty and students. Thursday, August 24, and Thursday, August 31, 1 to 7 p.m.

Newgrange Center

526 South Olden Avenue, Hamilton, 609-584-1800, www.thenewgrange.org.

Letrs Modules 1-3. Three-day conference featuring “Language Essential for Teachers of Reading and Spelling” with Nancy Hennessy, past president of the International Dyslexia Association. Register. $450. Monday, August 28, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Open Houses. Register. Thursday, October 5, and Thursday, December 7, 9:30 to 11 .m.

Notre Dame High School

601 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, 609-882-7900, www.ndnj.org.

Open House. Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m.

Pennington Dance

Unitarian Church, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 609-737-7596, www.penningtondance.com.

Open House. Meet instructors, register for classes, swap used jazz and tap shoes. Wednesday, August 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Pennington Dance

Cyrus Lodge, 131 Burd Street, Pennington, 609-737-7596, www.penningtondance.com.

Open House. Meet instructors, register for classes, swap used jazz and tap shoes. Thursday, August 31, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Princeton Academy

of the Sacred Heart

101 Drake’s Corner Road, Princeton, 609-921-6499, www.princetonacademy.org.

Open House. Register. Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, November 5, 9 a.m.

Princeton Dance

& Theater Studio

116 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-514-1600, www.princetondance.com.

Open House. Ballet, salsa, flamenco, ballroom, Broadway dance, singing for theater, acting, jazz, hip-hop, for adults and children. Also, August 28, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 27, noon to 3 p.m., and Monday, August 28, 4 to 7 p.m.

Princeton Lyceum,

Latin Academy,

Science Academy

Route 518, Rambling Pines, Hopewell, 609-924-2206, www.princetonlatinacademy.com.

Open House. Open house for grades K-12. Applications accepted year-round. Free. Sunday, September 10, noon to 2 p.m.

Princeton YWCA

59 Paul Robeson Place, 609-497-2100, www.ywcaprinceton.org.

Open House. Meet program instructors, childcare, snacks for children, wine and cheese for adults, volunteer opportunities, and registration. Register. Free. Friday, September 8, 4 to 8 p.m.

Professional Center

for the Arts

4 Tennis Court, Hamilton, 609-586-3008, www.professionalcenterforthearts.com.

Open House. Open dance classes for adults and children. Thursday, August 24, and Thursday, August 31, 4 to 9 p.m.

String of Pearls Hebrew School

Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road, Princeton, 609-799-4070, www.stringofpearlsweb.org.

Open House. Progressive, one-a-week Hebrew school. Monday, September 11, 5:30 p.m.

Temple B’Nai Abraham

58 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, 609-259-7348, www.bnai-abraham.org.

Open house for religious school. The Reconstructionist house of worship welcomes interfaith families. Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m.

The Dance Corner

West Windsor and Plainsboro studios, 609-799-9677, www.thedancecorner.org.

Open House. Meet the teachers and register. Saturday, September 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

Trenton Catholic Academy

175 Leonard Avenue, Hamilton, McCorristin Campus, 609-586-3705, www.trentoncatholic.org.

Open House. Thursday, November 2, 6 p.m.

Villa Victoria Academy

376 West Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, 609-882-1700, www.villavictoria.org.

Open House. Catholic independent school for girls through grade 12. Register. Thursday, October 19, and Thursday, November 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

At the Colleges

Princeton University

609-258-3000, www.princeton.edu.

Undergraduate classes begin Thursday, September 14.

Rider University College

of Continuing Studies

Bart Luedeke Center, Route 206 Lawrenceville, 609-896-5036, www.rider.edu/ccs.

Open House. Information session explaining “focused curriculum for working adults,” with associates, bachelors, and masters degree options. Weekend, evening, and online classes. Wednesday, August 23, 9 to 11 a.m.; Tuesday, August 29, 5 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, September 19, noon to 2 p.m.

Rider Graduate Programs

Sweigart Hall, Route 206 Lawrenceville, 609-896-5036, www.rider.edu.

Information Session. Bachelors and certificate programs, MBAs, masters of accountancy, executive MBA, and — new for 2006 — masters in organizational leadership. Thursday, August 24, 6 p.m.

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