Design for the Developing World

October 22-23, 2022

Sponsored by: Whitaker Foundation

Hosted by: University of Delaware

What is it?

This program allows early-career science and engineering students to learn how to design medical devices for developing country contexts, using scenarios from sub-Saharan Africa. Participants will work in teams in this hands-on workshop to design a product for limited resource settings with coaching from international mentors.

There is no application fee and no participation fee.

Who can attend?

Undergraduate students in STEM programs at a college or university, interested in learning more about design processes, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, and global health. No design or international experience is necessary. This is an interdisciplinary event and any undergrad enthusiastic to learn and contribute to teamwork is welcome to apply.

How do I apply?

Submit brief answers here by October 8th

Logistics of the event:

  • There is no direct cost associated with participating in this program
  • Program will run from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday October 22-23, 2022
  • All activities will take place at the University of Delaware
  • A morning snack and lunch will be provided each day for all participants
  • Transportation reimbursement will be provided to and from partnering institutions

For any questions, please contact Dr Julie Karand at

Guidance for visitors attending events hosted by the University of Delaware

There are currently no COVID-19 vaccination requirements for visitors to UD’s campus. However, guidelines are subject to change. All attendees will be updated about the most recent guidelines prior to the start of the program.

All event attendees and participants — including UD students, faculty and staff — will need to complete the UD Daily Health Check and show the green check display reflecting health clearance each day for venue/community access.

Visit UD’s coronavirus homepage for more information about guidelines.