RESNA Student Design Competition

Welcome to the site for the RESNA Student Design Competition. This site contains student presentations that were accepted for the RESNA conferences in 2010-2017.

RESNA 2018 will be held in Washington, DC.

Important dates for the RESNA Student Design Competition
• Open for submissions – TBA (~ December, 2017)
• Information Seminar on competition – TBA (~ February, 2018)
• Submission Deadline – TBA (~ April, 2018)
• Notices sent to finalists – TBA (~ May, 2018)
• RESNA Conference, final judging – TBA

In 2017, six semi-finalist teams won an all-expense paid trip for two team members to the RESNA Annual Conference, which was held in New Orleans, LA. At the conference, students had the opportunity to present their designs, meet with developers, and network with assistive technology professionals. Every member of the semi-finalist teams received a free annual membership to RESNA (a $150 value), which enabled them to continue to network actively with other professionals and participate in RESNA events.

Also, in addition to the 6 awards described above, The Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT) partnered with RESNA  to offer an award, “Technology Most Likely to Become Commercially Available,” to one of five finalists in the annual RESNA Student Design Competition. The award comes with a $500 cash prize to the winning team and an invitation for one team member to spend 3 weeks at the TREAT facilities in Lebanon, NH working with TREAT staff and resources to further develop the winning design and move it towards commercialization.

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