Meinig School M.Eng. students win at 2017 Health Tech Hackathon
Along with their team, three Meinig School M.Eng. students garnered an honorable mention for their project at the annual Health Tech Hackathon held at Cornell Tech on March 10-12, 2017. Manel Djeffal, Zeyad Saleh, and Aya Gaballa were three of six contributors to team Resilia, who presented an interactive health app called “MOMent” for moms to alleviate postpartum depression. The event was a self-directed activity outside their M.Eng. program studies at the Meinig School, where Manel, Aya, and Zayed are working individually with other project teams on a smart space suit glove, a soft robotics artificial heart, and on challenges in colorectal surgery, respectively.
The Health Tech Hackaton is an inter-disciplinary, 3-day weekend event open to students from many majors, who form teams around a problem or idea and collaboratively build a unique solution from scratch to present at the end of the event. Food, swag, and industry mentors provided. Students bring creativity and energy. Final projects are evaluated on their creativity & design aesthetics, novelty, scale of impact, planned entry and business understanding, degree of completion & technical difficulty.
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