Discover: Medical Innovation

July 16-21, 2017


A week-long, residential camp with an introduction to the following areas:

Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical engineers apply knowledge of how the body works to design devices, ranging from imaging systems to prosthetics, to improve healthcare.

Activities include:

  • Discussing the various career choices in biomedical engineering
  • Understanding the basis of electrical signals in our body and the principles
    of electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Designing and building an amplifier circuit for biological signals
  • Performing a laboratory to acquire and process ECG signals

Learn more about Biomedical Engineering at MSOE!

BioMolecular Engineering: BioMolecular engineering is the merger of life sciences and chemical engineering. A biomolecular engineer thinks and designs at the molecular level using biomolecules like DNA, RNA, protiens, enzymes, and lipids.

Activities include:

  • Model construction of DNA
  • Introduction to micro and nano scale
  • Isolation of your own DNA
  • Introduction to polymerase chain reaction

Learn more about BioMolecular Engineering at MSOE!

Embedded Computers in Biomedical Devices: Computer hardware and software are important parts of most engineered systems.

Activities include:

  • Explore how computing devices are integrated into biomedical and biomolecular
  • Learn about structured programming and algorithms
  • Build an embedded computer system that interacts with heart beat signals

Bioinformatics: Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary effort to compile, store, analyze, and integrate all types of biological and medical data in an attempt to solve many problems in science, including the evolution of organisms, drug development, RNA/protein folding, and disease diagnosis and treatment. Bioinformaticians hone their skills to develop new tools and/or use various existing computational tools to achieve such objectives effectively and efficiently.
Activities include:

  • Visualization of life molecules: DNA, RNA, and protein
  • How DNA tells its story
  • Evolutionary relationships between organisms
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