• Bioengineering Workshop
  • Bioengineering Workshop
  • Bioengineering Workshop
  • Closing at 4 pm on Sunday, Oct. 2; closed all day Oct. 9.

SciTech Days

Workshop
Classrooms 4 & 5
3rd Floor

November 1-4, 2016
Carnegie Science Center

For more info:
412.237.3400, then press 7

Bioengineering Workshop

What is Bioengineering?

For one thing, it is a highly collaborative field where bioengineers work with molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pathologists, clinicians, and physical therapists. Think regenerative medicine, smart arms (robotic prosthetic limbs), smart homes (designed to support individuals), and so much more!

This workshop will touch on six tracks in bioengineering: Cellular and organ engineering; biomechanics; biosignals and imaging; physiology and biophysics; neural engineering; and medical product engineering.

In this workshop, students will participate in hands-on activities that supplement fundamental knowledge that bioengineers use to evaluate, design, and implement artificial tissue for clinical problems. The program also includes time for participants to meet PhD students who will share their career paths and experiences.

Middle School Days

What Makes our Bones Strong?

Students will hear about the structure of bone, what kinds of cells make up bone tissue, and how bone functions to support the body. Then, they’ll team up in small groups to build the strongest bone model using only two sheets of paper. If designed well, the model can hold the body weight of the instructor! Topics covered include bone structure and function and mechanical testing of tissue.

High School Days

Joint Injury and Reconstruction

Student teams will work in small groups learning about the multiple roles bioengineers can take when trying to solve clinical problems. They will hear a case study of an athlete with a soft tissue injury. Then, they’ll work together to diagnose the problem and generate solutions for repairing the injury from the many different perspectives of the clinical team. Topics covered include imaging methods, tissue engineered grafts, biomechanical testing, and surgical planning.

Presented by University of Pittsburgh's Bioengineering Department and Biomedical Engineering Society.

Science and technology topics include:
Biotechnology, Biology, Careers, and Medicine

Capacity: 30

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