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


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.

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

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