June 22-23, 2023
Biodesign Challenge

Biodesign Summit, a fantastic two-day event, was held IN PERSON this year at the Museum of Modern Art and Parsons School of Design in New York City.

45 schools presented before a global audience and expert judges, including Nancy J Kelley, President & CEO of Nancy J Kelley + Associates, and Founding Member of Builds Bio+.


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Summit 2023 Winners

OVERALL WINNER: MOTHER NACRE
Maryland Institute College of the Arts – Maddie Olsen, Finn Yencken, Sarah Becker, Lily Xiao, Orin Noel, Riley Cox, Starling Wolfrum

RUNNER-UP: ORBWEAVER
The University of Texas at Austin – Brad Hakes

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL CRITIQUE: COLORES DEL RIO
California College of the Arts, Design – Melissa Ortiz

OUTSTANDING SCIENCE BACTERRA: DESIGNING ACROSS SCALES
California College of the Arts, Architecture – Conrad Scheepers, Claire Leffler, Kimia Farahnak, Elizabeth Bond, Fredrick Leon

OUTSTANDING NARRATIVE: DREAMYARD BIODESIGN
DreamYard – Aaron Amofa, Yaretsi Mendoza, Fatima Djeponogni, Gabrielle Hargrove, Tyla Dowery, Carolina Lopez
 
OUTSTANDING FIELD RESEARCH MYDECO: MYCOLOGICAL DECOMPOSITION
Borough of Manhattan Community College – Irina Nissen, Elim Soto
 
OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTOR: JIABAO LI, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
 
COMMUNITY CHOICE: STRONGUM
Universidad del Desarrollo – Mariajosé Mendoza, Bernardita Jiménez, Emilia Moure
 
SCIENCE SANDBOX PRIZE FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: THRIVE
New York University Integrated Design & Media – Sheila Atieno, Diedre Brown, Tori Coleman, Andi Sanchez, Anshika Srivastava

 


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Summit Judges

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