A team involving a doctor and five undergraduate students – three from the McKelvey School of Engineering – recently took first place in the 2019 Discovery Competition.
How five Langsdorf Scholars in the School of Engineering & Applied Science kept searching for an answer to an urgent global problem: clean water for children. Their project, WOOTA, draws moisture from the air and re-condenses it into drinking water. The prototype was recognized as the winner of the 2016 Discovery Competition.
A medical device built by Washington University in St. Louis undergraduate students to prevent infections in patients using catheters has won $25,000 in the 2017 Discovery Competition, sponsored by the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
A project to provide low-cost eyeglasses for people in the developing world and one to develop a cell-death detector will share $25,000 to further develop their projects as winners of the 2014 Discovery Competition. Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Engineering & Applied Science created the competition in 2012.
A low-cost medical device targeted at improving world health has taken home the top prize in Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science’s inaugural Discovery Competition. Sparo Labs took the largest prize of $25,000. The company’s plan stems from an award-winning project to develop a low-cost, pocket-sized spirometer, which measures lung function.