USC Stevens Awards Two Prizes at 2018 USC Biomedical Engineering Event

Grodins awardees

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation recently sponsored and awarded two innovation prizes at the the 22nd Annual Grodins Graduate Research Symposium on April 13, 2018.

Hosted by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering, the daylong event at the USC Radisson Hotel included graduate student presentations, a poster session, department chair address by Dr. Ellis Meng, keynote by Dr. Cheryl Mae Craft, and awards in a number of categories.

Michael Arciero (Director of Technology Licensing and New Ventures) and Licensing Associates Moumita Chakraborty and Denise McKenzie joined from the USC Stevens Center for Innovation to attend and judge the event. USC Stevens has previously sponsored and judged prizes at the annual event, where every biomedical engineering Ph.D. student is required to submit a paper and prepare either a poster or oral presentation.

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation gave out two awards:

  • Best Commercial Potential: Trevor Hudson (4th from left in photo), “A Portable Flow Sensor System for Ventricular Drains”
  • Most Innovative: Christopher Larson (5th from left in photo), “A Peripheral Nerve Interface to Enable Bioelectronic Medicine and Robotic Prostheses”

Pictured above, left to right: Dr. Ellis Meng, Denise McKenzie, Moumita Chakraborty, Trevor Hudson, Christopher Larson, and Michael Arciero.

Visit the Grodins Graduate Research Symposium website for more information.

–by USC Stevens Center for Innovation staff, published May 3, 2018