Top 4 ways to get involved

4. Science Club is an opportunity to get involved in the biomedical field at the school. Meetings are usually Wednesday at lunch in Alan Tan ’s, Science Department room. Through Science Club, students can enter Synopsys, a STEM competition. To prepare for the competition, students create an original experiment and a presentation displaying their discovered data. Through Synopsys, students can qualify to go to state tournaments and win prizes.

3. COSMOS is a four-week program for students between grades eight and twelve. Through this program, students work side-by-side with university researchers and faculty, exploring advanced topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum. COSMOS is from July 5 to August 1. The biomedical course, at UC Davis, goes into depth about the medical and veterinary responses to infectious disease. After the intial program, there are two supplementary courses that involve veterinary and human medicine.

2. Columbia University offers a pre-college program, Biomedical Engineering: Physical Effect on Cells, which is an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of biomedical engineering and the application of engineering principles to solving problems in biology, physiology and medicine. There is emphasis placed on the underlying mechanisms that mediate cell responses to physical stimuli and the way in which this information can be directed toward the engineering of tissue substitutes.

1. The Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research offers an advanced class for high school students interested in a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy, nursing, biomedical research or drug development. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students are given the chance to learn about normal molecular and cellular biology and how these normal processes are distorted during the development of cancer. At the culmination of the workshop, students create an original research project on a gene of their choice.