A team of undergraduate biomedical engineering majors has been awarded a $500 BMEidea (Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Award) stipend from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). The students — Samantha Brown, Kushal Palkhiwala, Bhavika Shah, and Keeon Tabrizi — will use the stipend to develop their MQP, BioPacer, for entry in the NCIIA’s BMEidea competition. Prizes of $10,000, $2,500, and $1,000 will be awarded at a June ceremony during the Medical Design Excellence Trade Show in New York City. The first-place winner will take the trophy to its home institution, where it will reside for one year.
The NCIIA supports and promotes technology innovation and entrepreneurship to create experiential learning opportunities for students, and successful, socially beneficial businesses.