Innovations in Bioengineering

Grade Level: Girls entering 8-9
Cost: $395 (limited to 10 students)
An additional 10 spots for underserved girls from Worcester-area public schools are fully sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and these girls will attend free of charge.   

July 27–31, 2015 

Application Deadline: April 15, 2015 (5 pm)
Eligible students will be accepted via a lottery system. 

Uncover Innovative Solutions to Society’s Problems

Learn how science is the key to meeting real-world challenges. Working 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. 

Examples of Past 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  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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