What are we?
The South-Southwest Medical Device Make-a-Thon is a 48-hour competition where teams are challenged to design and prototype a medical device that solves a given clinical or medical problem. Students from all over Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and various backgrounds of majors are invited to participate in this fun filled weekend of networking and innovation.
When is it?
The Medical Device Makeathon will be held on February 25-27th, 2022.
The first round is a design phase where students use CAD software to design a medical device for the given problem. Round two utilizes 3D printing, laser cutting, and other prototyping techniques, for teams to turn their designs into a functional device to present to industry professionals from the rapidly expanding San Antonio Medical Community. The skills gained during this weekend have equipped students to think outside the box and work with software that will be utilized as they step into the industry.