Welcome to the Makeathon!

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

This event provides students with a hands-on opportunity to solve a real-world problem in a collaborative environment. Competitors are presented with a research-based challenge and have a limited amount of time and resources to solve the given problem. 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.

Condensed Approach

The Makeathon forces participants to undergo months' worth of design process in the course of a few days. This condensed approach enables the Makers to push themselves to the limit and see how far they can go. 

Excellence and Professionalism 

All teams have the opportunity to enter the production stage and demonstrate their ability to bring a design from concept to realization. This competition offers a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills to industry and academic representatives.

Become part of an Annual Tradition

Be a member of this class of Makers. This event will grow to become an annual cornerstone of Viterbi excellence and will be a legacy of the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering.