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:
Fifty high school students from Colorado and beyond spent a week on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus learning about how engineers solve important clinical problems as part of Bioengineering Opportunities and Leadership Training (BOLT) camp hosted by the Department of Bioengineering at CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus. Highlights of the camp included conducting a CRISPR Cas-9 tissue engineering experiment, participating in an anatomy experience with the AHEC cadaver lab, working with engineering and clinical faculty to design and prototype solutions to unmet clinical needs, and learning to solder, 3D print, and build circuits.