Biomedicine alumni succeed at Endeavour Exhibition

Innovative graduates from the Bachelor of Biomedicine have gone on to win industry prizes for their masters capstone projects.

The Endeavour Exhibition is an annual expo and competition featuring the capstone projects of final-year engineering and IT masters students from the University of Melbourne. Students develop their projects over the course of a year, collaborating with government and industry to solve real-world challenges.

In 2019, the exhibition featured over 140 student projects on display to schools, industry representatives and the general public, showcasing students’ hard work across a range of engineering disciplines.

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Four Biomedicine alumni on were recognised for their year of hard work at an awards night on Thursday 24 October.

Gemma Donker and Zulhusni Idris’s team received the Wade Institute Entrepreneurship Award for their project “Anaesthetic monitoring device”, designed to detect problems in the delivery of intravenous anaesthetics and so prevent unintentional patient consciousness during surgeries.

Can Ertan and Ethan Grooby’s group took out a second Wade Institute Entrepreneurship Award, as well as the QinetiQ Endeavour Award and the Endeavour Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Prize, for the project “Neurovis: Addressing nerve damage in urological surgeries”.

In addition to giving students hands-on experience at finding engineering solutions to real problems, the Endeavour projects also provide an opportunity for students to jumpstart their careers and gain insight into the possibilities of industry collaboration. Past award winners have gone on to see their projects put to work in real-life applications or become successful start-ups.

Congratulations to Can, Ethan, Gemma and Zulhusni!

View the complete list of winners here.

Watch the recap to hear Hear Gemma and Zulhusni speak about their project “Anaesthetic Monitoring Device”: