Bioengineering is all about modeling of systems, design of new technologies and devices for low cost, effective medical care. Bioengineers study and understand how complex biological systems work and how to design and construct medical devices, design better therapeutics, and solve big problems facing society. Last year’s camp explored many of the exciting new topics within engineering, such as:
- Cell and Tissue Engineering
- Biomechanics and Prosthetics
- Imaging and Sensing
- Therapeutics Engineering
- Computational and Systems Biology
These topics were covered through lectures, hands-on activities and team projects. Some hands-on activities and projects that campers were involved in included:
– Cell culture of mammalian cells
– Motion capture biomechanics
– Analysis of biomimetic materials
– Creating genetic models
– Building biomedical instrumentation
Guest lecturers, like Prof Brendan Harley and Prof Liz Hsaio-Wecksler were also invited to talk about the field and their research. More specifically, how materials can be made to mimic natural materials and how we can use motion capture technology to help individuals detect and treat diseases effecting mobility.
This year’s camp will include most of these topics and projects, but is subject to change.
Our camp coordinators are Dr. Jenny Amos and Olivia Cangellaris. Jenny Amos is a Sr. Lecturer in the Bioengineering department, and is interested in researching tissue engineering and engineering education. Olivia is a student in the Medical Scholar Program, pursuing both a MD and a PhD in neuroengineering within the Bioengineering department.
Bioengineering has always been one of our most popular camps, and it fills up fast. Apply today!