Online Industry Challenge

Principles of BioMed: Future of Diabetes Mgmt

Submit your Project Lead The Way Future of Diabetes Management project to receive expert feedback from industry professionals, including doctors, diabetes researchers and medical device engineers – and the chance to win a field trip to MGH Diabetes Research Institute.


  • Pitch deck, including all slides and any presentation notes needed to effectively present the idea to the panel of experts tasked with awarding grant funding.
  • Optional: video of presentation


  1. Ongoing now

    Submit your project!

  2. March 2

    Project submission deadline

  3. March 18

    Feedback provided and winners announced

The sign-up deadline for this event has passed.

In the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Principles of Biomedical Science class, high school students (primarily 9th graders) investigate the case of a fictitious character found dead in her home, Anna Garcia. As they explore concepts of biology and medicine, they determine the factors that led to Anna’s death and apply those learnings to forward thinking solutions. After learning about the impact of diabetes and current treatment and management methods, students apply that knowledge to develop a research proposal for an innovative way to improve the life of a diabetic. In the brainstorming process, students think about all the implications of being a diabetic, from the medical challenges complications to the impact on their day to day life. Using an iterative design process framework, they choose a challenge area to focus on and develop a novel method to treat or manage that challenge. Their ultimate deliverable is a 5 minute presentation to request grant funding to take their idea forward.

Spend a few hours reviewing projects online and sharing written feedback with students, all through our online portal.


  1. March 2

    Student projects submitted

  2. March 4-11

    Industry expert judging period

  3. March 18

    Students receive feedback and winners announced