Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering have never worked better together than in this program! Students will learn physiology applications by using engineering to visualize the relationships between structure and function of both the digestive and cardiovascular systems. “Working” models of both systems will be designed, engineered, and built during the course of the week. Students will also have the opportunity to model different pathological conditions in their models such as atherosclerosis and Crohn’s disease, and explain the biophysical and biochemical basis of their creations. Through model-building and testing, dissections, chemistry experiments, and possibly even a laparoscopic surgery simulation, students will come away with a newfound appreciation for these crucial systems. The week will culminate with the students presenting their creations at a showcase for parents.
Offered in Aurora week of 6/22.
Innovation Through the Ages
In this program students will be introduced to pivotal moments in technological and artistic innovation and the physics and science behind them. Students will work in groups to create, imagine, design, and recreate key innovations that moved the Western world from antiquity to modernity. Tools and techniques used by engineers and artists to transform their communities will be utilized as students solve the same problems they faced throughout history. Concepts and projects will include the chemical engineering involved in mummification and early printing; the mechanics of trebuchets and catapults, and the principals of flight and development of the first flying machines.
Offered in Aurora week of 7/13.
Lifecycle of a Startup
Offered in Aurora/Batavia week of 6/22, 7/20 and 7/27
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