Hk Maker Lab – For Students

Hk_Maker_Lab_logo_Blk_Lrg

Hk_Maker_Lab_Teachers_Page_Lrg

Hk_Maker_Lab_Students_Page_Lrg

Hk_Maker_Lab_News_Page_Lrg

Hk_Maker_Lab_Contact_Us_Page_Lrg

 

Hk Maker Lab – For Students

 

Hk Maker Lab is committed to providing engaging and meaningful engineering design experiences to New York City high school students. The Hk Maker Lab summer program brings together 24 students from around the city for six weeks of hands-on learning at Columbia’s department of Biomedical Engineering. Students work in teams to identify a health problem, develop and test a functional prototype, and develop a business plan around their device. The program culminates in a pitch event, where student teams present their work to distinguished members of the biotech community. Particularly successful projects may even be incubated at the state-of-the-art facilities at Harlem Biospace. Exemplary students are eligible for a paid internship in a biotech company or research lab at Columbia.

Applications for the 2018 summer program are now open! Click here for the application.

8/24/17 - Final Pitch Event

After six weeks of hard work, our students presented their creations at the final pitch event. Congratulations to all of our talented Hk Maker Lab engineers!

Meet our 2017 Hk Maker Lab Cohort

Group_portrait

Diana_Albarracin

Diana Albarracin

Astoria, Queens

Tabassum_Bhuiyan

Tabassum Bhuiyan

Brooklyn

Jeanette_Garzon_Terreros

Jeanette Garzon Terreros

Brooklyn

Daniella_Jiminez

Daniella Jimenez

Harlem

Beatrice_Mhando

Beatrice Mhando

Manhattan

Madeha_Ramisa

Madeha Ramisa

Queens

Marco_Tipiani

Marco Tipiani

Bronx

Makayla_Baccus

Makayla Baccus

Bronx

Nirupa_Deen

Nirupa Deen

Bronx

Tasfia_Haque

Tasfia Haque

Bronx

Hayley_Jones

Hayley Jones

Bronx

Mackenzie_Morrison

Mackenzie Morrison

Brooklyn

Safah_Tariq

Safah Tariq

Brooklyn

Walter_Villa

Walter Villa

Queens

Henry_Zheng

Henry Zheng

Queens

Lyrick_Batista

Lyrick Batista

Manhattan

Ginika_Egonu

Ginikachukwu Egonu

Queens

Tristan_Herrod

Tristan Herrod

Manhattan

Miah_Marshall

Miah Marshall

Brooklyn

Michael_Okrah

Michael Okrah

Bronx

Sadia_Tasnim

Sadia Tasnim

Brooklyn

Anika_Wahid

Anika Wahid

Bronx


E-Z-Extract

Problem

Retained placenta after childbirth can lead to postpartum hemorrhaging. 

Solution

Device that mechanically assists doctors in the removal of retained placenta.


BP Buddy

Problem

Pre-eclampsia can go undetected in pregnant women who cannot frequently see a doctor.

Solution

Low-cost, easy-to-use home blood pressure monitor. 


Sterilight

Problem

Medical staff in low resource areas often lack access to clean needles, forcing them to re-use needles for basic care.

Solution

Low-power, UV-based needle sterilization system.


See Apnea

Problem

Monitoring infant sleep apnea is difficult, especially without disturbing infant sleep.

Solution

Non-contact infant sleep apnea detector that uses thermal imaging to monitor breathing.


EnsureGuide

Problem

CPR has specific parameters for proper delivery. CPR is often performed incorrectly in real-world situations.

Solution

Device that provides both tactile and visual feedback to first responders delivering CPR, ensuring that they perform compressions in the proper manner.


SEAL

Problem

Air pollution in many cities is at unhealthy levels, and most common air filtration masks do not properly prevent inhalation of pollutants.

Solution

Reusable and adjustable device that properly seals filtration masks to the face, significantly improving efficacy.