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2018 Student Design Showcase
Now Accepting Submissions

Submission Deadline: Jan. 30, 2018The 7th Annual Student Design Showcase helps to promote and publicize excellence in medical device design by teams of undergraduate and graduate students conducted as part of their course work from around the world. Outstanding student designs will be selected for presentation on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 during the 17th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in University Hall, McNamara Alumni Center.


1. Design was done by an undergraduate or graduate student design team
2. Design was done as a project in a regular course
3. Design was not a graduate or undergraduate research project or thesis project
4. Design is a medical device

Submission Process
Submit entry as a single PDF file through the Online Submission Form by Jan. 30, 2018 (by midnight submitter’s time). Peer Reviews will be completed and author notifications will be made the week of Feb. 13, 2018.

Visit the Showcase Web Page for complete details.


Emerging Medical Innovation Valuation Competition
Now Accepting Submissions

Submission Deadline: Jan. 29, 2018
The Emerging Medical Innovation Valuation Competition is a way for researchers and inventors to get immediate feedback about their projects from leaders in medical technology research, engineering and development. This competition is for inventors (including students, faculty, staff, and corporations) with ideas for new innovations in need of investor support to reach the next stage of development.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.
Finalists will be announced in March 2017.

The top six innovation summaries will be chosen to give an eight-minute presentation during the 2018 Design of Medical Devices Conference. For more information or to submit your project, please email