Bioengineering for Girls is a two-week focus program for students entering grades 9-11 on the campus of Wheaton College.
Science spans the real world and is applied to our daily lives in more ways than we typically think about. From robotics to genetics to medical technology, STEM scientists are exploring the far limits of the field (and in some cases, redefining them completely). Connect with leading women in STEM and explore the possibilities of careers in biomechanics, prosthetics, environmental science, neuropsychology, tissue engineering, epidemiology, biophotography, pharmacology, and beyond. With this launchpad, you’ll feel informed and prepared as you apply to university — and jump right into your major field of study.
The most interesting work in bioengineering and medicine transcends a single discipline. At EXPLO, you’ll be introduced to these transdisciplinary fields. Work with top researchers and visit leading labs throughout the Boston area to network with future mentors. Hone your foundational science skills in hands-on labs and grapple with real-life cases in medical simulations. Design, build and test a medical device under the guidance of professionals in the field.
From the halls of MIT to the minds of curious young people from across the U.S. and around the world, learning through exploration combines an array of experiences — from hands-on courses and workshops to outdoor activities and weekend trips — that transform the way students engage with the world. More than 40 years later, EXPLO continues to reinvent the learning experience. Educators, nonprofits, and corporate leaders alike now seek EXPLO’s knowledge and expertise in engaged learning, critical making, and design thinking to drive their organizations forward.