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 May 6, 2010

BME Sweeps this Year's Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition

Teams involving BME seniors won all four awards at the annual Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition. Business plans were based on projects completed as part of the Senior Design class, a two-semester class offered by Amy Lerner and Scott Seidman.

First place went to Arm Embrace, second place to DPN Diagnostics, third place to Injector Perfectors, and fourth place to Radiation Analysis Dosimetry. The primary goal of the Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Award is to encourage current, full-time UR undergraduate engineering students to consider the commercial potential of their design project or research. The competition is open to any students in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and may involve interdisciplinary teams of students. This year, two teams in the competition included students from Computer Science and Biochemistry.

All fifteen of the BME senior design teams will present their prototypes on May 11th in the Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall.

More coverage on this story can be found at Your News Now (YNN) and Rochesterhomepage.net.