University of Maryland Bioengineering Students Doctors Shape Medicines Future


Seniors in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering in College Park cap their academic career by attempting to solve real engineering puzzles during a year-long quest called Capstone that culminates in a project and a competition, the annual "Capstone Design Awards." In 2012, for the first time in the history of the Capstone program, a formal mentoring partnership was forged between the Clark School and the School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore. Faculty members in Baltimore mentored four student teams who visited intensive care units at the Medical Center and followed doctors as they interacted with patients during daily rounds.

This video explains how the partnership came together and highlights some of the products from the four student groups that participated in the Baltimore experience -- of which two were top winners in the "Capstone Design Awards."

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