We currently offer both day- and week-long camps, targeted towards 6th-8th grade students. Our day-long camps are typically held on weekends throughout the school year, and our week-long camps take place during the summer. We have developed a curriculum that utilizes hands-on activities to engage students, and we create an effective learning environment that encourages students’ curiosity and helps build their confidence in understanding BioSTEM topics.
BioIgnite Summer Camp, Rising 6th-8th Grade
Our custom developed camps expose students to the following topics:
Biomedical Imaging: Learn how science and engineering work together to save lives and improve human health. Learn about stem cells, build your own model of an organ, and design biomaterials.
Biomechanics: Biology and mechanical engineering interact at all scales, ranging from a single cell to organs to the entire human body. Students will build theoretical and physical models of force interactions and create a model of the human heart to better understand its pumping capabilities.
NeuroEngineering: Explore the field of NeuroEngineering, where biology meets electrical engineering. Students will construct a circuit to model how the brain’s signals coordinate body movements and learn about the special cells that carry these signals.
Regenerative Medicine: Learn how science and engineering work together to save lives and improve human health. Learn about stem cells, build your own model of an organ, and design biomaterials.
Design Lab and Careers: In the afternoons students have a design lab, in which students learn about biomedical device design and make their own prototypes. Various biomedical STEM careers are highlighted throughout the week, culminating in a career day on Friday where professional from around Atlanta come to talk with students about their career path.
*New for 2018* BioIgnite Advanced Summer Camp
Genetic Engineering: Explore the world of modifying genes for research, food, and medicine. Students will extract DNA and learn how to build a plasmid like scientists.
Drug Delivery and Design: What factors influence the best way to administer life saving drugs to patients? Students will learn about various drug delivery methods, release kinetics, and get a first hand look at how drugs move from the lab bench to the bedside of a patient.
Cardiovascular Engineering: Students will learn about the normal and diseased function of hearts. Students will perform surgical techniques on animal hearts while attempting to engineer a solution to save a failing heart!
Cancer Research: What causes cancer and what are scientists, doctors, and engineers doing to cure it? Explore DNA mutations that cause cancer, experience what it is like to be a cell that is thrown into dysregulation due to cancer, and view cancer cells under a microscope
Lab Skills: In the afternoon students will conduct lab experiments and learn valuable lab skills such as pipetting, bacteria cell culture, enzymatic reactions, and more.
Go here to see a list of our upcoming camps.