On April 7, 2022, design teams from across UBC competed in this year’s Design & Innovation Day (D&ID). Student teams from various engineering-affiliated departments presented their design solutions for technical challenges that industry and community partners had set out for them eight months prior.
The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) invited a panel of faculty judges to score our students’ Capstone design presentations and select the best overall projects. We’re now proud to present the top 3 teams and their projects (in alphabetical order based on project title).
Team Project: Automated GSIS Assay
- Justin Kuan
- Eric Lyall
- Benjamin McMaster
- Alexander Jake Moersch
- Bruno Ozaki
Community Partner: Aspect Biosystems
Faculty judges’ comments: “This team had exceptional performance throughout the term, created a functioning prototype for an automated laboratory assay that meet their client’s needs, were well organized, worked well together, and presented their work and results exceptionally clearly.”
Team Project: Bioprocess and Biomaterial Applications in Retinal Regeneration
- Nadine Truter
- Corbin Nold
- Alix Savard
- Nathan Howerton
- Rosalyn Carr
Community Partner: Maxwell Therapeutics Inc.
Faculty judges’ comments: “This team incorporated many aspects of Biomedical Engineering, including cellular, molecular, electrical and modeling aspects to come one step closer to a real world alternative to animal testing.”
Team Project: Polymer Sensor for Detecting Cortisol in Sweat
- Jonathan Gui
- Thida Htun
- Nadira Djafri
- Nik Provenzano
- Roan Raina
- Arpan Grover
Community Partner: Lululemon Athletica
Faculty judges’ comments: “This team took their client’s challenging goal and delivered a functioning prototype. This team’s work was always well-researched and well-organized, enabling them to obtain a functioning prototype despite their prototyping process being significantly delated due to circumstances outside their control.”
Taking on complex engineering problems with only an eight-month window is no easy feat. It takes solid teamwork, communicate, expertise, and coordination. The 2021-2022 SBME Capstone instructors—Drs. Robyn Newell, Negar Harandi, Carl de Boer, and Anna Blakney—are immensely proud of the projects that all student teams presented at this year’s Design & Innovation Day.
This story is part of the SBME’s Building Today, Leading Tomorrow series. Follow along as we Discover, Invent, and Translate for the future.