Sat, Feb 18, 2017 @ 07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
The Makeathon is a hackathon for designers instead of coders. In 30 hours, 18 teams of 4-5 people will brainstorm, design, and CAD a device under material and functional constraints. At the eight hour mark, teams will present preliminary designs to a panel of judges who will deliberate and select five teams that will move on to device fabrication. These five teams will utilize the USC Fabrication Lab to construct their designs from a variety of materials and methods. All teams will prepare a final presentation to be delivered to the panel of judges as well as the rest of the students that will cover design motivations, device functionality, impact on the field or on client needs, as well as other device- and field-related information. There will be one grand prize winner chosen from the four teams sent to production and two runner-up winners chosen from the remaining teams based on final presentations. Though biomedical engineering students are the target demographic, undergraduates from other fields will also be encouraged to participate.
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Breanne Grady