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BIOMED Summer Academy

Discover Biomedical Engineering
Learn Research Skills, Gain Lab Experience
Group Activities – Hands-on Learning
Group Assignments – Design Challenge
Neuroengineering @ Franklin Institute

The BIOMED Summer Academy is a 1-week program at Drexel University that provides high school students with an insight into the exciting field of Biomedical Engineering. Participants will be introduced to laboratory and core research skills through interactive, hands-on learning activities. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the booming biomedical industry through site visits, seminars, and presentations.


Session I: July 10-14, 2017 or
Session II: July 17-21, 2017

See a sample schedule



*There are need-based scholarships available to students accepted to the BIOMED Summer Academy.

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Need-Based Scholarship Information

Students will be selected to receive the scholarship based on financial need only. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, the following information must be sent at the time of application:

  1. A 500-word essay explaining why you want to receive the scholarship and why you are a good candidate to receive the award. Please remember that scholarships are based on financial need.
  2. Tax documentation (2016 1040 Federal Income Tax Return or, if not yet filed, 2015 1040 Federal Income Tax Return) as well as any other applicable information from your parents/guardians that demonstrates financial need.
  3. Please mail the information above to:
    Lisa Williams, Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
    Bossone Research Enterprise Center Room 718
    3120 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  4. Notification of scholarship decisions will be sent with program admission decision letters. Final deadline for all application materials is May 31 2017.


Rising high school juniors and seniors. Admission to the program is competitive. Students must have taken one year of biology and have some interest in math, engineering, or health and life sciences. Preference is given to students with outstanding GPAs and teacher recommendations.