BEST Medicine

2016 BEST Medicine Award Winners

2016 BEST Medicine Photos

NEW for Summer 2016:

Do you have a great idea for a medical device or interested in entrepreneurship? Join us on July 18th-22nd for either the 

2016 BEST Entrepreneurship Summer Camp for High School Students

or

Think Tank to Shark Tank:  From Engineering to Entrepreneurship Summer Camp for Middle School Students

  

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.

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  • hosted by The University of Akron

  • held at the NIHF STEM Middle School in Akron, Ohio

  • designed to inspire students to:

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    • 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

Sponsorship

BEST Medicine Engineering Fair, BEST Mentoring Program 2015-16 Sponsor

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the BEST Medicine Engineering Fair?  See the 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities.


How to Apply

1)  Register Online

*** Registration is open until February 10th ***

2)  Complete the appropriate Student Application Forms.


Categories

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


Past Fairs

See past BEST Medicine Engineering Fair award winners and News articles.



Awards

 

 

 

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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.


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.

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Contact Us

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

bestmedicine@uakron.edu

BEST Medicine Co-chairs:

Brian Davis, Ph.D.  at (330) 972-6977 or bdavis3@uakron.edu

Carin A. Helfer, Ph.D. at (330) 972-6104 or chelfer@uakron.edu