Makeathon Online ~ February 2021

The Makeathon is, in essence, a hackathon for designers instead of coders. Teams of four to five people brainstorm, design, and prototype a device under time, material, and functional constraints.

In the past, the competition took place over 30 hours (one weekend). With the virtual format this year, we have extended the competition to take place over four days - Wednesday to Sunday. Students will have three days to identify the problem that they would like to tackle and come up with an innovative solution. During this time, they will have access to mentors who can guide them through the design process and assist them with CAD and other technical skills. They will present their rough designs to a panel of mentors and receive feedback. 

Build your skills as a Biomedical Engineer

Teamwork  // Device Design  // CAD // Fabrication  // Public Speaking // 

Time Management // Problem Solving // Networking // Much more...

Welcome to the Makeathon

The Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California have recognized the need to provide students with real-life, application-based challenges to students interested in the biomedical field. For this reason, ASBME began hosting the Makeathon for the first time in February 2016.

This event provides students interested in biomedical related fields a hands-on opportunity to solve a real-world problem in a collaborative environment. Students are presented with a research-based challenge, and have a limited amount of time and resources to solve the challenge. By working in teams, students engage in an interdisciplinary sharing of knowledge in order to solve a time-sensitive case. During the competition, corporate representatives and graduate students act as mentors, providing feedback to students, and offering advice. Students from other universities are invited to compete to provide exposure to Viterbi’s innovative and collaborative environment and to foster bonds with students and organizations from other schools.

Makeathon in the News

Viterbi News: Future of Med-Tech in 48 Hours

Viterbi News: Engineers Assemble!

Daily Trojan: Our First Makeathon: Engineers Compete

4 Days
12 Teams
1 Big Winner!
We had a good year!
Check back next year for more!

Makeathon presented by ASBME