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BIOMED Summer Academy for High School Students

About Biomedical Engineering STEM Summer Camp

The BIOMED Summer Academy is a 1-week STEM program at Drexel University in Philadelphia that provides high school students with insight into one of STEMs most exciting fields, Biomedical Engineering. For 2018, there are three sessions available for the weeks of July 9, July 16, and July 23.

Participants will be introduced to laboratory and core research skills through interactive, hands-on learning activities such as making nanoparticles and measuring brain waves. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the booming biomedical industry through site visits, seminars, and presentations from industry experts.

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High School Student Eligibility

This STEM summer program in biomedical engineering is available to rising high school juniors and seniors in the Philadelphia area. 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.

How to Apply

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline is June 17, 2018.

Program Cost


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

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, 2017 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 June 17, 2018.