Biomedical engineering students place second in international design competitionApril 13, 2012
PHOTO RELEASE (April 13, 2012) - A team of undergraduate Wayne State University biomedical engineering students has placed second internationally in the 2012 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. Students Zahraa Bazzi, Stan Marek and Abrar Wazir submitted a design for a diabetic testing station that would allow an individual with the use of only one arm to independently test their blood glucose levels.
The global contest, sponsored by Dimension 3D Printing, encourages students to submit an innovative product design, a redesign of an existing product, or an original work of art or architecture.
"This is indeed amazing," said Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering Albert King. "WSU produced the best design among all U.S. competitors and Zahraa, Abrar and Stan were freshmen when they did this work. We are rightly proud of our undergraduate students. They are putting WSU on the map."
A team from India placed first for its design of a continuous water supply pump, while a team from Sweden placed third for its design of scissors for right and for left-handed users. Other college design team finalists represented U.S. institutions in South Carolina, New York, Kentucky and Maryland, as well as institutions in Canada and Germany.
Photo: Students from left to right: Abrar Wazir, Stanley Marak and Zahraa Bazzi.
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. For more information about engineering at Wayne State University, visit engineering.wayne.edu.
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