National Science Foundation Workshop: Smart & Connected Health

Sunday, March 11, 2018 to Wednesday, March 14, 2018
5:00pm to 1:00pm
Health Discovery Building | 1701 Trinity Street, Austin, TX. 78705

Dell Medical School and the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin along with the Department of Electrical Engineering and the IEEE Corona Chapter at the University of Texas at Tyler are jointly hosting a three-day "Smart and Connected Health" workshop for undergraduate students in science and engineering at Dell Medical School. 

As technology continues to become prominent in the field of healthcare, larger and larger amounts of data are being generated whether through doctor’s offices or through wearable devices.  One of the biggest challenges in today’s digital age is understanding how to leverage the vast amounts of data we have, integrating them to develop smarter healthcare systems from diagnostics to therapeutics, from retrospective analysis to prospective forecasting. 

The workshop will expose students to a variety of challenges in the field of healthcare where engineering tools and technologies are being leveraged to build smarter and more connected health systems.  This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Smart and Connected Health Program. The workshop will consist of lectures and panels examining next-generation health care solutions and recent breakthroughs in areas such as machine learning, predictive analytics and medical sensor technologies. 

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Application Details

The workshop is open to 25 students, and acceptance is highly competitive. Applicants will be selected based on their academic credentials and a 250-word personal statement.

Interested students must submit their application, including resume and personal statement, before Feb. 10. Applicants will be notified about their acceptance by Feb. 26. For questions, contact


Any student who satisfies the following criteria is eligible to apply:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • At least eighteen years of age
  • Enrolled as a full-time or part-time, engineering or science student in universities or community colleges

We strongly encourage the students to apply from following: (1) women, (2) underrepresented racial or ethnic groups in science or engineering, (3) students from disadvantaged (economic or educational) families or (4) students who presently receive accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Accepted students will receive a stipend of $300 to participate in the workshop. This stipend will cover food and travel expenses during the workshop.