Students Win Engineering Contest to Develop Lymphedema Shoe

two asian student with their award certificates

Last year, Project Fibonacci partnered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and various not-for-profit groups to host an engineering contest for students.  Nina and Cami  Tran, students at Colonie Central High School, submitted the winning proposal to partner with Rome Memorial Hospital for the purpose of developing a product for use by patients being treated for lymphedema. They were awarded $6,500 to research, develop, and bring the product, a lymphedema “shoe,” to the prototype stage.  Patients associated with Rome Hospital will trial the prototype shoes.  During their research and development phases, Nina and Cami will be mentored by a mechanical engineer who lives in the Albany area, Dr. Hasan Khan.