The STA is pleased to announce it’s 10th annual Engineering Challenge to be held in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Meeting at the Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Florida. 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: 

Information on the 2018 Engineering Challenge will be available in the coming months.

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.

For questions on the challenge specifications contact:

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


2017 Engineering Challenge Participants:

Rami Saab, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Nirav Bhasar, MD, University of Miami

Elie Sarraf, MDCM, B Eng, University of Vermont

Ryan Durk, MD, Washington University, Saint Louis

Krithika Anand, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2016 Engineering Challenge Winner:

Ali Jalali, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2015 Engineering Challenge Winner:

Hassanpour Ali, MD, Temple University

2014 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