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BMES announces winners of the high school biomedical engineering expo project poster competition

BMES invited junior and senior high school students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in science and engineering to apply to attend the 2019 High School Biomedical Engineering Expo at the BMES Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The students had the option to submit a project poster that related to life sciences, biomedical engineering, or bioengineering to present at the meeting with prizes awarded to the top three winners.
Over 30 students and chaperones participated in the Expo to broaden awareness of the biomedical engineering (BME) collegiate path and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) discipline to high school students from schools that might not have a STEM curriculum or who want to learn more about BME. The students attended sessions, visited exhibitors and BMES student chapter booths, and connected with BME students, faculty, and industry to gain exposure to the field.
 
BMES is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 high school student project poster competition and congratulates all the students who presented posters.
 
1st Place Winner - $300
“Dual Targeted Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells: A Novel Immunotherapy for Multiple Myeloma”
Sophia Li
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
 
2nd Place Winner - $200
“Substrate Stiffness Regulation of Ovarian Cancer Tumor Nodule Growth”
Lani Tran, Christina Conrad, and Giuliano Scarcelli
Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, NC
Wheaton High School, Silver Spring, MD
 
3rd Place Winner - $100
“Understanding the Stability and Kinetics of G-Quadruplexes in Biological Nanopores”
Prathyush Ravula, Joel Martinez, Trang Vu, and Dr. Shim
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
John P. Stevens High School, Edison, NJ