BEST Medicine LogoBEST Medicine Engineering Fair: March 14, 2015 Schedule


Thanks to all of those involved with making the 2015 BEST Medicine Engineering Fair a successful event - students, judges, volunteers, teachers, parents, and exhibitors!

2015 Photos

2015 Student Participants

2015 Category Awards

2015 Special Awards

The Bridging Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Medicine engineering fair, Northeast Ohio’s premier engineering fair devoted exclusively to students interested in exploring biomedical engineering, brings together the most talented and innovative students to interact with each other and with leaders in medical device research and development.

  • hosted by The University of AkronNIHF School

  • held at the National Inventors Hall of Fame® School ... Center for STEM Learning in Akron, Ohio

  • designed to inspire students to:

    • participate in the biomedical engineering and medical science fields

    • present and write logical arguments based on substantive claims, sound reasoning, and relevant evidence

    • evaluate and present increasingly complex information

    • grow vocabularies in the areas of science, engineering, and medicine

    • develop familiarity with 21st century media and technology

    • practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges

    • become familiar with engineering design and its process

    • become proficient at testing a concept and improving ideas for new medical devices


Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

The Howard Atwood Family Fund and the James G. Robertson Fund of

Akron Community Foundation

Burton D Morgan Foundation


Thank you to the organizations that have supported the BEST Medicine Engineering Fair!

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the BEST Medicine Engineering Fair?  See the 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities.

How to Apply

1)  Register Online

*** Registration closed ***

2)  Complete the appropriate Student Application Forms.


Projects for participation in BEST Medicine must fall into an approved category.

Past Fairs

Resources for Teachers

See Resources for Teachers for information related to Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Innovation, and Engineering Fairs.

Project Ideas

Trouble getting a project idea? See the following Resources for ideas.

View of Fair

Eligibility, Rules, and Guidelines

Open to students in grades 6-12 at any public, private, parochial, or home school. All BEST Medicine projects should include an engineering approach to solve a medical problem.

Contact Us

For questions, or more information on the BEST Medicine Engineering Fair, contact:

BEST Medicine Co-chairs:

Brian Davis, Ph.D.  at (330) 972-6977 or

Carin A. Helfer, Ph.D. at (330) 972-6104 or