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2018 NCEES Engineering Education Award winners

Grandprize winner

North Carolina State University is the grand prize winner of the 2018 NCEES Engineering Education Award. The university received the award for a project completed by the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. The award jury met June 5, 2018, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the $25,000 grand prize winner.

For the department’s project, Enabling Pediatric Brain Surgery through Head Stabilization (PDF), biomedical engineering students collaborated with clinicians and engineering professionals to design a device that allows for complete skull immobilization for pediatric patients during neurosurgery. This innovation allows for the use of neuronavigation technology, opening new possibilities for treatment in pediatric neurosurgery.

The jury praised the project for identifying a problem in need of a solution and for collaborating with biomedical engineering professionals and medical professionals.

Additional winners

The jury selected seven additional winners to receive awards of $10,000 each:

Browse through all past award winners.

NCEES Engineering Education Award book

Download the NCEES Engineering Education Award book (PDF), a publication that highlights each year’s winning projects.