Summer Bioengineering Institute for grades 10-12
Pictured above: High school students see the pulsed laser deposition system in an ERC laboratory
April 25, 2012
Future bioengineers will have a chance to get started while still in high school at the weeklong Summer Bioengineering Institute at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
The program is open to rising 10th through 12th graders who are academically motivated and eager to practice engineering by turning new ideas into reality.
The institute will begin with a half-day orientation on Friday July 27 and continue from Monday July 30 through Friday August 3. The fee is $75. Registration is limited to just 20 students. The deadline to apply is May 15.
In addition, promising rising 11th and 12th graders may apply for the six-week Young Scholars Program, a paid research experience, which will begin Monday June 25 and include the Bioengineering Institute.
The institute is an outreach program of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, which is based at N.C. A&T. The center is developing biodegradable, biocompatible metal alloys for use in implantable medical devices for rehabilitation and regeneration.
The application is available at http://ncat.gosignmeup.com/documents/Y966g_2012Bioengineering%20Camp%20Package.pdf.