Girls Explore BioMedical Engineering-Ages 15-18

Biomedical engineers design equipment and devices, such as artificial internal organs, replacements for body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems. This program is in partnership with West Pharmaceutical and provides girls with an opportunity to explore biomedical engineering processes and practices.  Throughout the week, students explore the ideation and conceptualization of a product.  Working in a team, students are given a product in which to create a solution or better way of monitoring health, enhancing care delivery solutions or anything that supports health and a human life. Students engage in research that will help them discover the need or demand for the product.  Then, students utilize research methods to present their methods, findings, and conclusion to their e research. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Increasing numbers of technologies and applications to medical equipment and devices, along with the medical needs of a growing and aging population, will require the services of biomedical engineers. It is our intent to ensure that women are equally represented in this growth by offering early biomedical engineering exploratory learning for girls in our region.