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“Undergraduates’ low-cost ultrasound system wins Gates Foundation grant”

An effort by students and faculty from CSE, Human-Centered Design and Engineering, and the Information School to design a low-cost portable ultrasound system for use in the rural developing world has received a $100,000 “Grand Challenges Explorations” grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – one of 65 grants awarded among more than 2,400 applicants.

Read the UW press release here.  Read about the project and its participants here.  Learn about Change, the cross-campus collaboration under which dozens of remarkable projects such as this take place, here.  There’s a nice video describing the project here.

November 9, 2010