BEST Medicine

 2018 BEST Medicine Engineering Fair

March 10, 2018


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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 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


BEST Medicine Engineering Fair, BEST Mentoring Program 2016-17 Sponsor

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

2017 Sponsors

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

How to Apply

1)  Registration is now open until February 9th

2)  Complete the appropriate Student Application Forms.


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.


2016 BEST Entrepreneurship Camp






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:

BEST Medicine Chair:

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