Coronavirus statement

Due to the coronavirus, University of Colorado Denver has suspended all in-person university-sponsored events and official functions until further notice. We will be hosting the Summer 2021 session virtually!


Are you interested helping others? Are you fascinated by medical technology? Come experience where engineering meets medicine at BOLT, Bioengineering Opportunities and Leadership Training, Camp. Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a bioengineer through hands-on activities with our faculty and students.

We are excited to announce the second year of the virtual BOLT camp!

BOLT is a camp for high school students that teaches about biomedical engineering and some of the exciting career options available for STEM-focused students. Though the experience will be different than the in-person camp the Department of Bioengineering typically hosts at CU Anschutz, virtual BOLT will still be filled with interesting topics and activities designed to introduce high school students to biomedical engineering and leadership topics. The camp will be a 3-day event offered completely online. 

Student teams will virtually work together to design, build, test, and iterate to create prototype prosthetic hands to compete in an engaging, yet laid-back design competition. In parallel, students will learn about what biomedical engineering is, dive into the theory of general engineering principles, and get a sneak peak of cutting-edge upper limb prosthetics research. We are also developing a hands-on circuit activity to introduce and demonstrate key concepts in prosthetics control.

Students come away with learning how to think creatively, how to interact and empathize with people who may have a disability, and how to apply their ideas to bioengineering problems.

Online Bolt Camp Details:

  • Who: The camp is open to all students entering 9-12 grade in Fall 2021.
  • Dates: August 2, 3, 4
  • Times: 8:30-4:30 with 1 hour lunch break
  • Cost: $325 (scholarship options are available: Due July 12)
  • Location: Virtually through Zoom and Canvas - students just need access to a computer with a reliable wireless internet connection
  • Supplies: Everything campers need for camp will be compiled in a kit and be available for pick up at Anschutz Medical Campus or mailed to the participant (additional charge may apply).