BIOENGINEERING FOR GIRLS

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A TWO -WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM LOCATED IN NEW ENGLAND FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 9-11 .

According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, women comprise 48 percent of the U.S. workforce but just 24 percent of workers in STEM fields. EXPLO is looking to change all of that. To learn more:

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LEARN HOW TO WORK IN A TRANSDISCIPLINARY FIELD

Science spans the real world and is applied to our daily lives in more ways than we typically think about. From robotics to genetics to medical technology, STEM scientists are exploring the far limits of the field (and in some cases, redefining them completely). Connect with leading STEM professionals and explore the possibilities of careers in biomechanics, prosthetics, environmental science, neuropsychology, tissue engineering, epidemiology, biophotography, pharmacology, and beyond. With this launchpad, you’ll feel informed and prepared as you apply to university — and jump right into your major field of study.

 

Genetic Engineering Workshop Prosthetics Testing with Brandon Green Biology and Anatomy Study DSC_0579 Fetal Pig Dissection Makerspace Workroom
A lot of women struggle with perfectionism. We don’t like to fail. But to be an engineer, you have to accept failure. I’ve learned here that it’s okay to mess up and to forgive yourself and move on.

Allison, Bioengineering for Girls Student


The most interesting work in bioengineering and medicine transcends a single discipline. At EXPLO, you’ll be introduced to these transdisciplinary fields. Work with top researchers and visit leading labs throughout the Boston area to network with future mentors. Hone your foundational science skills in hands-on labs and grapple with real-life cases in medical simulations. Design, build and test a medical device under the guidance of professionals in the field.

You'll also be doing most of your investigation at the Mars Science + Technology Center, which was designed to mirror the future of science: collaborative, transdisciplinary, and creative. Its 35 labs, digital imaging center, and makerspace are at the leading edge of STEM  education — and that’s exactly where we want you to be.

Connect With Experts in the Field of Bioengineering.
EXPLO's Partners + Advisors Include: 

Cherié Butts, Ph.D.

Cellular Immunologist, Biogen

Conor Walsh

Associate professor of Engineering + Applied Sciences, Harvard University

MEENA SUBRAMANYAM, PH.D

VP + Global Program Leader, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

William R. Wagner, M.D.

Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Robert Truog, M.D.

Pediatric Intensive Care Specialist, Boston Children's Hospital Professor, Harvard Medical School

Lauren Lyons

STEM Advocate + SpaceX Engineer

CLAUDIA WALLIS

Science Writer + Health Columnist, Scientific American

Dr. Brandon Green, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Myomo, Inc.

Program Dates

Session One

Not Applicable

Session Two

July 14 – July 27, 2019

Find yourself at Yale University this summer.
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