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2013 Biomedical Engineering Design Award Winners


The Biomedical Engineering Design Awards were presented May 3rd, 2013 on the UW-Madison College of Engineering campus.


The annual competition's Platinum Sponsor is, University of Wisconsin-Madison electrical engineering alumnus, Peter Tong and the Tong Family Foundation. This year's Gold Sponsor is GE Healthcare. The Tong awards reward biomedical engineering undergraduate teams that design innovative solutions and develop outstanding prototypes. Their work addresses real challenges that University of Wisconsin medical and life sciences faculty and area biomedical companies face and offer for the students to solve.


This year's second annual BME Design Excellence Award was presented by Faculty judges to teams who have shown excellence through the design process. This award is focused on critical-path research or specialized one-of-a kind devices. It does not require the team to perform market analysis, but instead should highlight how thoroughly the engineered solution addresses the client's problem through rigorous design, construction, testing and validation.


Tong Design Award Winners






Guest Judges

Dennis Bahr, CEO, Bahr & Associates
Jennifer Bassett, Manager, EMD Millipore
Erwin Berthier, President, Tasso, Inc
Jeanine Burmania, Licensing Manager, WARF
Bonnie Reinke, CEO, Eso Technologies
Richard Schmidt, CEO, Medical Engineering Innovations
Laura Strong, President & COO, Quintessence Biosciences
Matthew Theil, Lead Systems Engineer, Neuwave Medical
Lisa Waples, Founder and President, Strategic Recruitment Services
Bruce Winkler, CEO, RA Sports


BME Design Excellence Award Winners




Faculty Guest Judges

Prof. Randolph Ashton
Prof. Paul Campagnola
Prof. Naomi Chesler
Prof. Wan-Ju Li
Prof. Beth Meyerand
Prof. Kris Saha


BME Exceptional Student Service Award

This year a special award was presented to senior Matthew Steven Bollom for his continued dedication and service to the department especially for his work above and beyond as BWIG Chair and Lead Student Assistant in BME 201.


The Tong Biomedical Engineering Design Awards are made possible by a generous gift from the Tong Family Foundation (UW-Madison alumni Peter and Janet Tong).