Discover Engineering in Bioengineering 2016

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Sun, 7/17/2016 - Sat, 7/23/2016
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Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Fee required
  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to HS rising freshmen and sophomores (graduating in 2019 or 2020)



  • 217-244-3517


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Discover Bioengineering is a week-long residential camp that introduces rising freshman and sophomores (graduating in 2019 or 2020) to the field of Bioengineering. Bioengineering is all about modeling of systems, design of new technologies and devices for low cost, effective medical care. Bioengineers study and understand how complex biological systems work and how to design and construct medical devices, design better therapeutics, and solve big problems facing society. Here are some of the exciting topics campers will discover:

  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomechanics and Prosthetics
  • Imaging and Sensing
  • Therapeutics Engineering
  • Computational and Systems Biology

These topics were covered through lectures, hands-on activities and team projects. Some hands-on activities and projects that campers were involved in included:

  • Cell culture of mammalian cells
  • Motion capture biomechanics
  • Analysis of biomimetic materials
  • Creating genetic models
  • Building biomedical instrumentation

Cost & Registration

  • The total camp fee for 2015 is $900, which covers tuition, housing, meals, and all fees for camp activities.
  • A deposit of $50 is due upon notification of acceptance into the program. Please do not send a deposit with the application materials.
  • Limited scholarships are available based upon financial need. (Scholarships supported in part by John Deere and Shell Corporation.)
  • If you are in need of financial assistance to attend camp, there is a box on your application. Please click “yes” and fill out the questions.
  • Visit WYSE Summer Camps Application for application specifics.

Application Open Dates

Applications will be accepted starting in February 2016 and ending April 15, 2016 by 5:00 p.m or until camps are full. Letters notifying applicants of their acceptance will be sent by email after complete applications have been thoroughly reviewed. A complete application includes a completed and returned recommendation from a teacher. The recommendation information is part of the application form and all done electronically. Please let your teacher know they will be receiving this via email and must complete it as soon as possible. WYSE cannot consider an application with this portion missing.

Space is limited and capped to the following for each session:

  • Discover Engineering in BioE: 20 spaces

Application Deadlines:

  • May 1, 2016- Deadline for reserving your spot in the WYSE camp. Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit must be completed.
  • May 29, 2016- Last day to submit full payment (remaining $850).

Application Notification:

  • Applicants will be notified of admittance no later than May 15th, 2016.

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