The Summer Biodesign Immersion Experience (BIE) has been a unique 8-week summer program for UC Berkeley juniors and seniors that prepares bioengineers to bridge engineering innovation and unmet clinical needs. After ten summers of incredible experiences, the BIE has had it’s last cohort and will sunset in 2021.
Despite physical separation, our students and faculty are finding new ways to pursue collaboration, team projects, and hands-on education. Our BioE 192 Senior Capstone Design course is one of the innovative efforts featured for their ability to pivot to remote learning.
Undergraduate Fung Fellows Lillian Tran, Ismail Azam, Ashna Mangla, Rani Cochran, Inaara Charolia across four majors (Bioengineering, Cognitive Science, Public Health & Sociology), took first place at the Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge. They pitched their intergenerational card game called “So You Think You Know Your Grandma?” to reach the finals, they competed with 97 teams representing 59 universities in 24 countries.
The senior capstone team “SurgeCare”, of Jovanny Guillen, Tatiana Jansen and Irene Kim, took 2nd place in the 2018 Big Ideas contest, Global Health category! SurgeCare is a locally sourced device capable of effectively cleaning surgical instruments using recycled, pressurized water, without the use of electricity, with the potential to decrease the high rate of surgical site infections in low resource settings like Ethiopia.
Ariel Wang, Hong Joo Kim, Prithvi Bomdica
Ashley Tsai, Daniel Corbett, Aritro Mukherjee, Anna Ngo
Asad Akbany, Kasper Kuo, Nicholas Leung, Karen Chen
Vivian Shen, Toan Nguyen, Helen Park, Derek Liu
Hannah Adelsberg, Celia Cheung, Eric Katz, Suzanne Chou