Summer Biomedical Engineering Workshop

Summer Biomedical Engineering Workshop

Summer Biomedical Engineering Workshop

Center for Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering

University of the District of Columbia

Van Ness Campus  4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

June 19 – June 29, 2017

Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm


Send brief cover letter outlining your educational background and interests (resume is acceptable) to:


The workshop will empower and inspire participants to pursue careers in Biomedical Engineering (BME) through multidisciplinary project based learning.


Individuals 18 and over are welcome. Women and those from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.


Hands-on engineering design projects in the newly renovated Center for Biomechanical &

Rehabilitation Engineering (CBRE) Lab using state-of-the-art equipment.

Exposure to real-world problems and solutions

– Motion Capture system to measure body movements

–  Forceplate Walkway system to measure standing balance and gait

– Design of devices via hands-on interactive kits

– Guest speakers on BME

– Field trips to BME institutes

Professional Development

Participants will be trained in techniques useful for job search, internship, and college search processes.

Closing Event

Invited guests including faculty, staff, family and friends present outcomes of workshop experiences.

Planning and Selection Committee

Lara Thompson, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering and Program, Director of Biomedical Engineering

Nian Zhang, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sasan Haghani, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering