Greg Schroll, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: Alexander Slocum)
Spherical Vehicle with Flywheel Momentum Storage for High Torque Capabilities - A spherical robot that uses a control moment gyroscope to store momentum for going up inclines and over obstacles.
Curtis Chong, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Advisor: Jun Liu)
Identification of the Antifungal Drug Itraconazole as an Antiangiogenic Agent Useful for Treating Cancer and Diabetic Retinopathy - Potential to treat cancer and common issues associated with diabetes with Itraconazole, a drug typically used to treat fungal infections.
Nathan Clack & Khalid Salaita, University of California at Berkeley (Advisor: Jay Groves)
Electrostatic Readout of Microarrays - Potential to detect DNA sequences and identify diseases and pathogens using a rapid test without need for high tech resources.
Heejin Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: Michael Cima)
Drug Delivery Device for Bladder Disorders - A device that can be inserted nonsurgically into the bladder via the urethra, releasing a controlled dosage of a drug into the bladder through osmosis.
Harvey Liu, University of Texas at Dallas (Advisor: Kenneth Balkus, Jr.)
Smart Textiles for the Preservation of Tissues and Organs - A bandage that releases nitric oxide - a gas that promotes vasodilation in blood vessels to keep them relaxed and flexible - in a controlled manner as it degrades.
Timothy Lu, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: J.J. Collins)
Combating Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria and Bacterial Biofilms with Engineered Bacteriophage and Synthetic Gene Sensors - An engineered bacteriophage - a virus that infects bacteria-that works in conjunction with antibiotics, making them much more effective.
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