The ARC Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineering (ARC TCIBE) at the University of Sydney is hosting the 2021 BIOTech Futures Challenge online on the 8th and 9th of Feb 2021. The Challenge sees high school students, with guidance from academics, find solutions to problems in the fields of Health, Medicine, and Environment.
The ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies (ARC CMIT) in collaboration with ARC TCIBE and the Faculty of Engineering IT Girl Power program at the University of Melbourne hosted the inaugural BIOTech Futures Challenge 2020 - Victoria on 5 December 2020. Six teams of year 10 Victorian High School students who are part of the University of Melbourne Girl Power Program participated in the challenge with mentoring provided by ARC CMIT Research Fellows and PhD students. From these six teams, four will be continuing on to participate in the 2021 BIOTech Futures Challenge where they will have a chance to showcase their work to Sydney based audience.
To attend the event and view the work done by the students, please register as an audience member through the link: https://biotechfutures.org/2021-challenge/
ARC CMIT would like to wish the following teams all the best.
Project Name: Biodegradable Tennis Balls
Team Leader: Caitlyn Smith
Mentor: Ms Shareen Chan
Project Name: Developing a method to monitor the curvature of your spine
Team Leader: Jasmine Karliner
Mentor: Mr Yihang Yu
Project Name: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty
Team Leader: Nuzhatul Mannan
Mentor: Mr Yichen Huang
Project Name: Smartphone app for prosthetic limbs
Team Leader: Mahalakshme Thiagarajan
Mentor: Dr Dale Robinson