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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.
Where will you be in five years?
That’s a hard question to answer, especially for high school students. UConn’s Pre-College Summer can help students figure it out. Offered during Sessions 1, our Biomedical Engineering course offers students engaging, hands-on exposure to complex biomedical engineering concepts using familiar everyday examples. The course is an exceptional opportunity to learn the basic components of a biomeasurement system and focuses on how to acquire and analyze biological signals.
Biomeasurement systems are found all across the medical field. They are used in acquiring biosignals such as the electrocardiogram (heart), electromyogram (muscles), blood pressure and flow, temperature, etc. By analyzing these signals, healthcare professionals can make inferences about the overall health and well-being of an individual. We also use biomeasurements to diagnose illnesses and diseases and to identify a treatment.
Biosignals can be exploited to control devices that interface with the body, such as prosthetics. They can even be used to develop the remote control of assistive devices, like wheelchairs, using body movements or gestures. By the end of the course, students will be able to develop their own basic biosystems for acquiring data and controlling devices, such as, switching lights on and off using eye movements or by flexing a muscle.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: After careful consideration and comprehensive discussions with many who are deeply invested in the health and education of our students, we have decided that the most responsible course of action is to cancel all Pre-College Summer 2020 sessions. Unfortunately, the Program's focus on providing a residential experience with hands-on courses does not make online learning a realistic or feasible option. For more information please visit this webpage. For any questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost and Session Information
Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense.
*Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment.
Application: A non-refundable application processing fee of $45.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process and is separate from enrollment costs. Our application fee is waived for students who apply before January 6th. After this date our standard application fee will be applied.
Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.
Early Bird: Take advantage of a $150 early bird discount when you submit your application by April 1st, 2020
Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above. Check out our Course Academies for bundling options!
Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.