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GAMES 2016: Bioengineering

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Date:

Sun, 7/10/2016 - Sat, 7/16/2016
Please note: this event occurred in the past!

Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Fee required
  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to rising 9th - 11th graders (girls)

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  • 217-244-3517

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Description:

2016 Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES)

Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) is an annual week long camp, designed to give academically talented high school girls (rising 9th-12th graders) an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields.

There are eight tracks to choose from for GAMES 2016. However, admissions is done on a first-completed, first-served basis, which means that your camp of choice may be full at the time of your application’s consideration. If this happens, you will be placed on a waiting list for your first choice camp, and will be admitted to your second or third choice of camp, space permitting. Please note that there is financial aid available for those who qualify.

2016 Bioengineering

Cost: $1,000

Eligibility: rising 9th-11th graders

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. Last year’s camp explored many of the exciting new topics within engineering, such as:

  • 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

Guest lecturers, like Prof Brendan Harley and Prof Liz Hsaio-Wecksler were also invited to talk about the field and their research. More specifically, how materials can be made to mimic natural materials and how we can use motion capture technology to help individuals detect and treat diseases effecting mobility.

This year’s camp will include most of these topics and projects, but is subject to change.

Camp Coordinators for Bioengineering

Our camp coordinators are Dr. Jenny Amos and Olivia Cangellaris. Jenny Amos is a Sr. Lecturer in the Bioengineering department, and is interested in researching tissue engineering and engineering education. Olivia is a student in the Medical Scholar Program, pursuing both a MD and a PhD in neuroengineering within the Bioengineering department.

How to Apply:

  • Visit the GAMES application website
  • Admissions are done on a first-completed, first-served basis. There is a chance that your first choice camp may be full at the time of your application's consideration. If this happens, you will be placed on a waiting list for your first choice camp, and will be considered for your second or third choice camp. Therefore, we recommend submitting your full application as soon as possible.
  • Please keep in mind that ALL your application materials (including your teacher recommendation) must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed.
  • Applications will be accepted until April 15th, or until camps are full.
  • For those needing financial assistance to attend GAMES camp, please apply early as Women in Engineering has limited financial aid available.

Full listing of 2016 GAMES Tracks Offered

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science-App Development
  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainability
  • Girls Learning Electrical Engineering - GLEE
  • Girls Learning About Materials - GLAM
  • Girls Building Awesome Machines - GBAM

Visit the GAMES Camp Tracks webpage for more details on these tracks.

States Impacted:

University of Illinois
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