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(BEST) Bioengineering Experience for Science Teachers at UIC

The Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering will once again host the Bioengineering Experience for Science Teachers (BEST) in the summer of 2020. The research experience provides an opportunity for pre-engineering and science teachers to spend time in bioengineering research labs and use the experience to create a curriculum for use in their own classrooms.

The six-week program pairs teachers to a laboratory under the guidance of research-active core bioengineering faculty mentors. The lab opportunities include 3D printing laboratory equipment, tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, brain activity monitoring, rehabilitation engineering, bioacoustics, biomaterials, and mechanics of the pulmonary system.

The BEST program was developed by Bioengineering Clinical Professor Miiri Kotche and Clinical Assistant Professor Jennifer Olson to create a bridge between the colleges of engineering and education.

Interested teachers can learn more and apply for the program at