Illinois Medical Advancements through Design and Engineering

Fall 2020 Application

About Us

i-MADE is a student organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that fosters interdisciplinary engineering work in the healthcare space. Students from a variety of engineering disciplines will work alongside UIUC faculty, Carle Hospital physicians, and industry leaders to design practical solutions and expand their network. Our organization will allow highly motivated individuals to collaborate while applying their knowledge and technical skills towards medical technology.

Our Mission

i-MADE will strive to create a collaborative, supportive and innovative community that can make a positive impact on healthcare. In order to support this mission our goals are as follows:

Member Benefits


Students will be provided with the unique opportunity to utilize technical workshops and various resources to create new solutions and improve existing products in healthcare.


Students from diverse engineering backgrounds will have the opportunity to work together on high-impact projects to improve their problem-resolution and teamwork skills.


Students will be able to interact and build lasting relationships with motivated peers, medical and industry professionals, and key UIUC faculty.

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 29 at 4:00pm - Saturday, January 30th at 12:00pm

Bioengineering National Design-a-Thon

The Virtual Bioengineering Design-a-Thon is just under 24-hours and includes a workshop on design thinking and training in 3D CAD Platforms. Teams have less than 24 hours to design a medical product based on a prompt revealed at the kickoff and will present designs to a panel of judges, including representatives from our sponsors at IEEE and QLPlus! No modeling experience is necessary, and you do not have to form a team prior to arriving at the competition! Individual registrations are encouraged, as teams will be made across colleges. The event will be held fully virtually through a Discord server.

Location: Discord. Must register to get the link! Do so by clicking ‘Bioengineering National Design-a-Thon’