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2018 Student Design Showcase

Tuesday, April 10, 5:30-7:30pm
University Hall, McNamara Alumni Center

The purpose of the Student Design Showcase is to promote and publicize excellence in medical device design by teams of undergraduate and graduate students conducted as part of their course work.


"Daytime Nasal Breathing Aid"

Clayton Andrews, Melissa Austin, Harrison Nguyen, Talia Kirschbaum, Pooja Nair, Eric Cao and Theodore Lee, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University


2018 Showcase GP

2nd Place
"Device for At-Home Monitoring of Jugular Venous Pressure"

Nick Calafat, Yida Liu, Akhil Surapaneni, Jack Terrell and Angela Zhang, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University

Mentor: Dr. Rohan Wagle

2018 Showcase GP

3rd Place
"Mechanical Guiding Arm Device for Hip Replacement Surgeries"

Katrina Hatch, Dania Mallah, Dave Monaco, Sydney Watkins, Sarah Schwerdt and Connor Armstrong, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

2018 Showcase 3rd


Panel Judges:

  • Shai Ashkenazi, University of Minnesota
  • Dawn Bardot, Medtronic, Inc.
  • Michael Bateman, University of Minnesota
  • Leza Besemann, University of Minnesota
  • Will Durfee, University of Minnesota
  • Jim Fairman, QFO Labs
  • Andrew Hansen, Minneapolis VA
  • Kathleen Harder, University of Minnesota
  • Joseph Hale, University of Minnesota
  • Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • Alec Johnson, St. Thomas University
  • Carl Nelson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Birce Önal, Medtronic, Inc.
  • Lars Oddsson, University of Minnesota
  • Steve Saliterman, University of Minnesota
  • Milana Solganik, University of Minnesota
  • Alena Talkachova, University of Minnesota
  • Greg Voss, Minneapolis VA



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