Focus + Mini Program Group Photos

July 28, 2018

Thank you for joining us at EXPLO at Wheaton! Here are the group photos for Emergency Medicine sections A and B, Veterinary Science, and Bioengineering for Girls, as well as the advisor groups for our week 5 EXPLO Mini students.

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Bioengineering for Girls: Final Presentations

July 28, 2018

The inaugural class of Bioengineering for Girls students present their final projects to panelists and other members of the EXPLO community. For their final project, students designed a prototype for a prosthetic tailored to the lifestyle of one of their classmates, such as devices to aid with cooking, playing basketball, and riding a bicycle.

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Meet Allison from Connecticut

July 27, 2018

Rising Junior Allison came to the Bioengineering for Girls program this summer to study for her future career path in engineering. She's leaving not only with more knowledge about biology and technology, but also with confidence in her creativity and ingenuity. 

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Tags: EXPLO at Wheaton, Bioengineering For Girls, Focus Programs, Academics, Conversation

Bioengineering for Girls: Spaulding + STRATUS

July 27, 2018

Students visit the Neuromodulation Center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. They also study the internal mechanisms of medical training mannequins at the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation before constructing a prosthetic arm for training that represents a hand wound.

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Activity: Bioengineering for Pioneer Girls

July 25, 2018

Students from the Bioengineering for Girls program work with EXPLO Pioneer students to construct a prosthetic out of straws.

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Bioengineering for Girls: Prosthetic Design

July 24, 2018

Students use unstructured work time in the bioengineering makerspace to build prototypes of prosthetics that serve various functions.

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Bioengineering for Girls: Dissection

July 23, 2018

Students discuss engineering advances to reduce circulatory problems as they conduct a sheep heart dissection guided by Dr. Laura Ekstrom.

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Bioengineering for Girls: Guest Speaker Marnie Gelbart

July 20, 2018

Guest speaker Marnie Gelbart, Ph.D. from the Personal Genetics Education Project at Harvard Medical School talks with the students about genome editing and CRISPR, inviting students to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of advanced genetic testing.

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Bioengineering for Girls: Soft Robotics Workshop

July 20, 2018

Students visit the Soft Robotics Workshop developed in the Harvard Biodesign Lab and construct a soft robotic claw used for grasping objects. After, they tour Karp Lab and Harvard Medical School.

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Bioengineering for Girls: Cryogenic Microscopy

July 18, 2018

Aided by Dr. Laura Ekstrom, Assistant Professor of Biology at Wheaton College, students use cryogenic microscopy to freeze toad muscle tissue before examining the intricate cellular structure of the specimen using microscopes.

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