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Next Year's Date:

March 14, 2015

Congratulations to all Participants of the 2014 BEST Medicine Engineering Fair!

2014 Photo Gallery

2014 BEST Engineering Fair Category Awards

2014 BEST Engineering Fair Special Awards

2014 BEST Engineering Fair Participant Awards

 Participant Survey

Details for the Event  (Updated 3/17/14)

Student/Parent Information Packet

Teachers Workshop Attendees Packet

Judges Information Packet

Volunteer Information Packet

Presenter Information Packet


Detailed Map of BEST Medicine Engineering Fair Locations

Helpful Hints for BEST Medicine Student Participants

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



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 Sponsorship Opportunities.

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.


How to Apply

1)  Register Online

*** Registration is now closed ***

2)  Complete the appropriate Student Application Forms and send via ground mail to The University of Akron.    The forms can also be emailed or faxed (with the necessary signatures).


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

Project Ideas

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

Resources for Teachers

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

Past FairsEngineering Fair

Congratulations to the 2013 BEST Medicine Engineering Fair Participants.

Contact Us

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

Dr. Brian Davis, BEST Medicine Chair at (330) 972-6977 or

Dr. Carin A. Helfer, BEST Medicine Coordinator at (330) 972-6104 or

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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