EWH has already received quite a few entries to this year’s Design Competition! We were especially impressed with EWH-Clemson's seven entries, so we asked Dr. Delphine Dean, the Chapter Advisor, for some insight into their process.
Clemson supports an undergraduate Creative Inquiry team working on “Designing Medical Devices for Developing Countries,” with about 15 students and 4-6 project teams going at a time. The project ideas come from the students. One CI team has students collaborating directly with biomedical engineering students at Arusha Technical College in Tanzania. While the students aren’t necessarily working on the same projects, they do chat about design decisions and give each other advice. Finally, some students want to continue projects they started in class.
Chapter president Alex Nukovic has helped revitalize the Clemson EWH Chapter, which runs mini workshops and professional development activities for students. She writes, "I want to thank Dr. Dean and our other outstanding faculty mentors who have provided students with the opportunity to work on these excellent research projects.…As president of our chapter, I enjoy learning about all the projects fellow students are working on and I am always impressed. My hope for the future is that the projects we are working on will be implemented and help people around the world."
Chapters may still register for the Design Competition. Visit our website to learn more about requirements and prizes.