Talented Youth Join in Biotechnology and Bioengineering Efforts
7th-10th gr ade students from Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) will take part in biotechnology and bioengineering experimental science and technology workshops at Drexel University. Students will learn about today’s societal problems and possible solutions from Drexel engineering alumni, students and faculty.
October 23, 2009 In an effort to educate today’s youth on societal problems and raise awareness on the need to pioneer solutions through science and engineering, Drexel University will host the Center for Talented (CTY) of Johns Hopkins University on October 24, 2009 from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center at 31st and Market Street. About 200 people in total, half students and half parents, are expected to attend and take part in biotechnology and bioengineering experimental themed hands-on workshops and presentations led by Drexel engineers.
The one-day program hosted by Drexel will engage parents and students in several breakout sessions. The breakout sessions include the following: A hands-on demonstration of bio-diesel processing; an experiential plasma medicine demonstration that highlights how plasma can be developed for medical applications that include sterilization of medical instruments and environments, blood coagulation, treatments of cancer and Crohn’s disease; a hands-on demonstration on how to develop microcapsules with a chance to develop individual capsules; and a presentation on geometric biomedical computing which includes 3D scans, shape analysis of bone images and cell aggregation simulation. The breakout sessions will end with a final presentation by industry experts in biotechnology. Students will learn how biotechnology and bioengineering fields affects citizens and what how to prepare for collegiate study and careers.
Drexel University hosted its first of these events for CTY in October 2007 on a theme of nanotechnology. The overwhelming success of the event led to an invitation from CTY to host another one for the upcoming series. Drexel is one of only 9 universities nationwide that will host such an event during the 2009-2010 academic year.