Pre-college biomedical engineering program for girls

Nicole Koppel, Rosa M. Cano, Suzanne B. Heyman, Tara L. Alvarez

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Abstract

When choosing a career in scientific fields, girls tend to gravitate towards professions that help humanity; thus, the fields of health and medicine are widely chosen by women. To attract young women to engineering careers, girls need to be shown that engineering is used to improve the quality of people's lives. Biomedical engineering applies engineering principles to further medical research via basic research to understand how the human body operates or through collaboration with clinicians to facilitate the diagnosis and/ or cure of diseases. NJIT Center for Pre-college Programs offer the Women In Engineering & Technology (WEIT)-FEMME program to encourage pre-college female students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In 2001, Biomedical Engineering FEMME became the newest addition to the WIET Initiative specifically geared towards girls completing the eighth grade. The academic curriculum integrates engineering principles with biomedical science, and introduces girls to the role of engineers as "problem-solvers and helpers".

Original languageEnglish
Pages296-297
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 22 Aug 2003
EventProceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Newark, NJ, United States
Duration: 22 Mar 200323 Mar 2003

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OtherProceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityNewark, NJ
Period22/03/0323/03/03

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Keywords

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Pre-college program
  • Women in engineering

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Koppel, N., Cano, R. M., Heyman, S. B., & Alvarez, T. L. (2003). Pre-college biomedical engineering program for girls. 296-297. Paper presented at Proceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Newark, NJ, United States.
Koppel, Nicole ; Cano, Rosa M. ; Heyman, Suzanne B. ; Alvarez, Tara L. / Pre-college biomedical engineering program for girls. Paper presented at Proceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Newark, NJ, United States.2 p.
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Pre-college biomedical engineering program for girls. / Koppel, Nicole; Cano, Rosa M.; Heyman, Suzanne B.; Alvarez, Tara L.

2003. 296-297 Paper presented at Proceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Newark, NJ, United States.

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Koppel N, Cano RM, Heyman SB, Alvarez TL. Pre-college biomedical engineering program for girls. 2003. Paper presented at Proceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Newark, NJ, United States.