Congrats to Award Winners of GW George Hacks Competition

Student-driven SEAS Medical Hackathon highlights social impact

George Hacks 2020 Competition logo
December 10, 2019

WiE is proud to shine a spotlight on the Third Annual George Hacks Medical Solutions Hackathon, an entirely student-organized event! Read the details at this link.

On January 25, 2020, GW students filled the Science and Engineering Hall to compete in ground-breaking challenges. Undergraduates and graduates competed in 18 teams to tackle real-world challenges from a network of healthcare organizations. The winning teams were:

1st Place: Heyo Solutions -

  • Pitch: Hand Wash Alert Device provided by GW Cancer Center

2nd Place: Instafusion

  • Pitch: Enhanced Chemotherapy Infusion Room Scheduling Process provided by GW Medical Faculty Associates

3rd Place: Smart Stool

  • Pitch: Height-Adjustable Step for Surgeons provided by GW Hospital

WiE is proud to recognize the leadership of the George Hacks Competition, and celebrates the diversity among them:

  • Caitlyn Pratt, Director & Co-Founder - a junior studying Biomedical engineering
  • Matt Taylor, Technical Director - a graduate teaching assistant in the ECE department
  • Jinbi Tian, Event Operations - a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering
  • Giavanna Corazza, Event Operations - a sophomore studying biomedical engineering
  • Abiha Jafri, Event Operations - a senior studying biomedical engineering
  • Libby Schiller, Marketing Lead - a senior studying Political Communication and Spanish
  • Christianne Chua, Social Media Chair & Graphic Designer - a senior studying biomedical engineering
  • Petter Andreasen, Finance Chair - a senior studying Finance
  • Will Desautels, Outreach Chair - a senior studying International Business and Sociology

In his closing remarks, GW President Thomas LeBlanc said that George Hacks supports the university's growing commitment to STEM and gives students the opportunity to develop skills they will need to address issues across all fields.

Congrats to all those who have made the competition possible, and to all the competition participants! Together you are a force for social innovation in the health and engineering fields!