CSSALT Mentees Take 1st Place in Design Competition

Published: October 29th, 2019

Category: News

Congratulations to the Biomedical Engineering (BME) team who took first place at the Biomedical Engineering Society’s 2019 Annual Design Contest!

The group of students from the University of Florida Biomedical Engineering (BME) department worked with the Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) team on a 2-semester long design project. The project modified one of CSSALT’s mixed reality simulators for transrectal ultrasound prostate biopsy.

In June 2019, the BME design team submitted their project to the annual design contest and were selected as one of the top four finalists. The team then had 20 minutes to present their design to judges at the BMES Annual Meeting in October to be considered for one of three top place prizes. The team took 1st!

Congratulations to the team: Altaful Amin, Justina Chan, Alex Dluzneski, Youssef Elbanna, Marye Lee, Brian Nazareth, Henry Nguyen, and Giancarlo Tejeda!

BME students won 1st place in design competition