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BJ Senior Awarded $10K Scholarship For Wound Care

Madison senior Ashwin Prabhakar has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship for development of an innovative treatment for deep wound care. The 17 year old Bob Jones High School student is one of just 21 students nationwide to be recognized as a 2022 Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship winner.
Prabhakar developed a rapid and cost-effective method to produce personalized implants for treatment and management of wounds using a 3D imaging system, model generator, and scaffold printing system. The impants can monitor the would environment for infection and deliver medication. Experts say this type of personalized scaffold for deep cavity wounds has great potential to significantly reduce healthcare costs and patient treatment time.
“To me, being a Davidson Fellow means that I am part of a passionate group focused on making impactful changes in the world using their unique backgrounds and voices,” said
Prabhakar. “I am honored and humbled to be recognized for my engineering project along with these outstanding and talented individuals.”
Prabhakar plans to continue his engineering study with the eventual goal of developing engineering solutions to real-world problems. In his free time, he participates in Greenpower Racing, where teams build and race single-seat electric cars in 90-minute endurance races.
The 2022 Davidson Fellows will be honored during a reception at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and with a virtual project presentation ceremony in September 2022.
For more information and photos of the the 2022 Davidson Fellows, including Ashwin Prabhakar, please visit: DavidsonFellows.org.