Assistive technology is broadly defined as a technological solution to enable an improved quality of life. This center will identify socially relevant problems and develop engineering solutions by engaging students and faculty at Miami University across multiple divisions. MU-CAT will conduct externally funded interdisciplinary research projects; engage students in socially relevant, experiential learning; and help recruit women students to engineering majors.

Miami University Center for Assistive Technology, housed within CEC, is an interdisciplinary center working collaboratively with Scripps Gerontology Center as well as the Center for Social Entrepreneurship in Farmer School of Business.

Design Innovation Challenge

Miami University Center for Assistive Technology MUCAT

Competition Objective

This Design Innovation Challenge is to solve global engineering problems with a Miami touch. Come join us as we improve quality of life and showcase your talent!

Complete list of rules and more information »

Open House

Come to the Open House in Benton Hall Lobby on Feb. 5th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for more information about the competition and free food!


Feb 5 | Open House

Feb 16 | Design Proposals Due

Feb 19 | Selections for Team Advancement Announced

May 3 | Post Presentation at Design Expo

Dr. Shukla talks about a MUCAT project