Innovations in Bioengineering

Grade Level: Girls entering 8-9    Cost: Free  (NSF grant-sponsored)

July 28–Aug 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Application: CLOSED (as of end of business day, April 1, 2014)

Application Deadline: April 1,2014  (Applicants will be informed of acceptance decisions by April 15, 2014)

Experience the excitement of working on a bioengineering project that will improve people’s health and well-being.

Uncover Innovative Solutions to Society’s Problems

Learn how science is the key to meeting real-world challenges. Working 1:1 with an undergraduate research student as your mentor, you’ll explore your own interests in biology, building confidence and learning about the value of engineering.

Each afternoon, accompanied by your mentor, you’ll be treated to workshops in innovative thinking and creativity, led by a professor from WPI’s School of Business.  A closing ceremony and poster presentation will be held on Friday afternoon with your family and friends. 

2013 Innovations Student Research Projects

Changes in Disease Transmission Over Time   Clearing a Pathway to the Heart
 Antimicrobial Agents vs. Common Bacteria  Designing a Dialysis Machine
 Position/Exercise Affecting Blood Pressure  Osmosis and Diffusion through an Egg
 Characterization of Gelatin Gels for Cartilage Tissue Engineering  Determination of the Calcium Content of Milk
 Extracting Iron from Cereal  DNA Extraction

An essay is required as part of our online application: “Please write a one-page essay explaining why you want to attend this program at WPI.”

Please request that a teacher (preferably math or science) submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf to summerdocuments@wpi.edu.  No special form is required, and we would like to hear about the applicant’s technical ability, work ethic and character.


Launch

Learning and research opportunities in chemistry/biochemistry, robotics, computer science, and interactive media and game development fill your day at Launch – a summer program for rising high school freshmen and sophomores.

 
  • Email a Friend
  • Bookmark this Page
  • Share this Page

For Participant Info

Click here (pdf, 419 KB)

Contact Information:

Summer Programs
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280 
Phone: +1-508-831-4900
Fax: +1-508-831-5694
summer@wpi.edu

Please Note:

  • Exxon

    Program Profile

    Name: ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

    This 2-week, academic, residential camp emphasizes increasing middle school aged students’ mathematics and science knowledge through activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences.

    Learn more...

  • junior-robotics-profile

    Program Profile

    Name: Junior Robotics Challenge

    Using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® platform, you’ll work as part of a team to construct your own robot that will face off against others in a friendly competition on the final day.
    Entering grad

    Learn more...

  • launch-profile

    Program Profile

    Name: Launch

    Spend your days focusing on current problems and challenges in the fields of biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, interactive media and game development, or robotics.

    Learn more...

  • music

    Program Profile

    Name: Music Technology

    Combine your love of music and computers focusing on interactive music systems, learning how to use computers to enhance the recording, composition, analysis, and performance of music.

    Learn more...

  • girls-olympics-profile

    Program Profile

    Name: Leadership Academy for Young Women
    Title: The Leadership Academy helps girls develop leadership, presentation, and project management skills through fun activities like mock political campaigns and performance art.

    Learn more...

  • rowing-profile

    Program Profile

    Name: Rowing Camp
    Title: Whether you are already a competitive rower or a novice hoping to take your first strokes, you will receive first-class instruction appropriate to your individual development within a positive and enjoyable environment.

    Learn more...