UConn Pre-College Summer: Biomedical Engineering

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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Bio Technology, Engineering, Biology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
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    Overview

    We have a summer in Storrs for you!

    UConn Pre-College Summer's Biomedical Engineering course provides high school students the opportunity to dive into the mechanics that allow for the success of modern medicine at a nationally ranked public university campus.

    Using Biomedical Engineering to Solve our Healthcare Needs

    Biomedical Engineering is a confluence of engineering, computer science, and life science, and aims to solve health problems and thereby improve the quality of life. Being such a broad field, the typical college freshman can be overwhelmed with understanding what biomedical engineering is specifically about, finding out which of the sub-disciplines aligns with their interests, and most importantly determining whether the field is one that they would want to pursue a career in. This course thus offers students an introductory exploration of biomedical engineering and its sub-disciplines; it also elucidates some of the tools employed in designing and optimizing biomedical systems, such as computer aided designing, simulation, and microcontroller programming. Students will have the opportunity to work on team-based and individual assignments that emphasize critical thinking, scientific problem analyses, and communication-skills essential for a successful biomedical engineering career.

    After completion of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of biomedical engineering in medical innovation and technology. Students will be able to describe the sub-disciplines of biomedical engineering and background required to be proficient in each area. Students will also develop problem analyses, critical thinking, and communication skills.

    This class is meant to be immersive and students will experience:

    • Learn how to program a microcontroller to enable a medical device perform a given task
    • Simulate and design biomedical systems
    • Learn how artificial body tissues and organs are synthesized in the lab
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