University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

How to Get Involved

Prototyping Supplies for Innovation

Become part of the innovation process at the Bakken MDC.

Internship Program- CLOSED!

The Internship is a phenomenal way to learn about the engineering design process, improve hands-on prototyping capabilities, study the product development cycle and network with academic and industry leaders. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply for the intern program. This is not exclusive to UMN Students.

After the Internship a number of participants have continued to work on projects at the Bakken MDC, a majority begin working in industry or continue pursuing their academic goals and a few have even created their own start up companies.

Program kickoff: 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 29th
Final Presentation: Wednesday, August 14th

For additional program information click here.

Feel free to reach out to Steve, Marge or Cara with any questions you may have about the program. Thank you for your interest in the program and good luck!

Click here to view details of the 2018 Earl E. Bakken MDC Intern Program and statistics!

Medical Device Projects

The Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center (Bakken MDC) is accepting medical design concepts that need to be realized. Projects must be realizable within a reasonable time span and all funding for materials must be provided by the project administrator. Project submissions will be reviewed by the Bakken MDC staff and matched with student interns who have experience or are interested in the project's scope within medical devices. Initial meetings will be facilitated by the Bakken MDC staff. However, the administrator of the project will be responsible for supervising student work and monitoring the progress of the project. Interested parties can submit their projects. HERE


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