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In 2006, Elizabeth was a junior in high school in Waterford, Virginia and becoming a doctor was on her radar. On a whim, she and her mother, a physical therapist, emailed a small hospital in Malawi to ask if they could come for the summer to help. Six months later, the reply was: “Yes, come.” And they went, providing physical therapy and taking vital signs all summer long.

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Transforming students into innovators
and ideas into sustainable solutions


In partnership with Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, and 3rd Stone Design, Rice 360° has developed a low-cost, high-performance bubble CPAP system to treat infants with respiratory distress syndrome in the developing world.


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Apr 15, 2016

8:00am - 6:30pm

The competition, which is in its sixth year, is sponsored by Rice 360° Institute for Global Health Technologies with support from the Lemelson Foundation. It features teams of students who present technologies they have designed to address specific health needs in low-resource settings. 

Apr 14, 2016

4pm - 7pm

This showcase and competition highlights many of the school’s engineering design projects and represent our students’ success. 

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