Bioengineering Camp (Women-Focused)

For rising 9th-11th graders
June 23 – 29, 2019

Bioengineers study and understand how complex biological systems work and how to design and construct medical devices, better therapeutics, and solutions to large health and wellness problems facing society today. This camp focuses on the technical while also considering the societal impacts on current issues of healthcare, health disparities, and sustainability.

We have many exciting activities planned to engage young women in the field of Bioengineering:

• Learn from short lectures on the human body, health, and the field of Bioengineering provided by faculty and researchers in the field.
• Engage in labs covering genetics, cell culture, tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, biological machines, and more.
• Apply new concepts through hands-on lab activities relating to current state-of-the-art techniques within amazing research facilities.
• Bond with campers and staff through fun and engaging activities.
• Visit the Jump Simulation and Education center to learn how engineers and doctors work together to solve many of today’s biggest health issues.

The capstone camp project puts your engineering skills to the test as you design a medical device, inspired by the activities during the week of camp.

Camp Coordinator: Jenny Amos has been running the All-Female Bioengineering camp since 2012.  Amos is a faculty member in both Bioengineering and the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine.  She brings expertise in education as well as medical device design to the camp. Amos performs research in Global Health, innovating medical devices for low-resource settings in Africa, as well as medical and engineering education.

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