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 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 email@example.com. No special form is required, and we would like to hear about the applicant’s technical ability, work ethic and character.
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