Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The IEEE Maker Project Competition

Rajani Subramanian is an experienced, medical device, program manager and engineer who has led large engineering projects for GE Healthcare in New Jersey and has served as a research lab assistant at the University of Alabama. To augment and inform her professional endeavors, Rajani Subramanian holds active membership in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), based in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Supporting over 423,000 members in more than 160 countries, the IEEE is dedicated to advancing technology through its wide assortment of resources, publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional/educational initiatives. The organization also sponsors tech-industry competitions such as the IEEE Maker Project. 

An annual event, the IEEE Maker Project solicits submissions from inventors who use technology to solve complex problems and promote the betterment of society. It allows competitors to showcase their work in categories ranging from health and safety to education. 

The Grand Prize at the 2017 IEEE Maker Project competition went to an electronic pacifier, called “Bubu Digital,” that also serves as a thermometer. This revolutionary device streams data to an application that automatically triggers an alert when an infant’s body temperature rises above or falls below the normal, acceptable range.