Summer 2022 Virtual Immersion in Biomedical Engineering (VIBE) Program

The Virtual Immersion in Biomedical Engineering (VIBE) program aims to provide a virtual team-based design experience for BME undergraduate students, especially women, underrepresented and first-generation students.

The program will run from June 6 – July 29, 2022.

The VIBE program was launched in the summer of 2021. Students from across the world participated in the program. Over 350+ applicants from 67 universities and 8 countries applied to the program.

Students will participate in an 8-week, team-based, virtual BME design challenge which will end in a video pitch competition.

The program will consist of 3 parts:

  1. Team-based BME design project: Students will learn about the engineering design process and work on team-based projects within the theme of global health and biomedical engineering solutions for low-resourced communities. The program will culminate with a 3-minute video pitch contest of the designs (1-3hrs/week).
  2. Professional Development Seminars: Students will participate in professional development seminars. Topics will include resume writing, presentation skills, time-management and working in teams effectively (1hr/week)
  3. Coffee & Conversations: Students will be invited to weekly seminars with BME faculty and professionals in the field to learn about the various aspects of BME (1hr/week).

To complete the program, students must attend 75% of all events and participate in the video pitch contest.

Last year program's presentation videos: WPI VIBE Videos - YouTube