STA Engineering Challenge 2017


STA 2017 Engineering Challenge

Submission Portal to Open July 2016


The Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) is an international organization of physicians, engineers, students and others with an interest in anesthesia-related technologies. Its mission is to improve the quality of patient care in anesthesia by promulgating the development of better healthcare technologies and the more appropriate application of technology. The Society promotes education and research, collaborates with local, national, and international organizations, sponsors meetings and exhibitions, awards grants, and recognizes achievement. Membership is open to all who are interested. The journal Anesthesia & Analgesia is STA’s official publication.

The Society for Technology in Anesthesia is pleased to announce it’s 9th Annual Engineering Challenge to be held in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Meeting at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. The competition is open to engineering student groups (BS, MS, or PhD level) from accredited university engineering departments. Groups may have faculty mentorship, but the work should be that of the students. The work may be part of an engineering design course.

The Challenge: 

Challenge information coming soon!

As always, there are rules:

  1. The competition is open to all, but a team must include an anesthesiologist or anesthesia resident.
  2. Entrants do not need to attend the meeting in person, but may present via Skype.
  3. Entrants may use any training data sequence they wish, but must demonstrate their performance on a sequence that will be posted on the STA website during the meeting.
  4. Entrants must list team members, and explain why they feel qualified to compete, and commit to submitting.

As always, the purpose of the Engineering Challenge is to explore new technology and educate the membership on it’s potential.

STA Engineering Challenge Contact Information:

For questions on the challenge specifications contact:

Jeff E. Mandel, MD, MS
Chair, STA Engineering Challenge 


2016 Annual Meeting Engineering Challenge Winner

Ali Jalali, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2015 Annual Meeting Engineering Challenge Winner

Hassanpour Ali, MD, Temple University

2014 Annual Meeting Engineering Challenge Winners

First Place: Nicholas McGill, University of Pennsylvania

Second Place: Ryan Durk, Washington University Saint Louis

Third Place: Goeto Dantes, University of Florida