Pitt | Swanson Engineering

2017 Camp Dates:

Middle School: July 10-14 (Students entering grades 6-8)
High School: July 17-21 (Students entering grades 9-12)
High School: July 24-28 (Students entering grades 9-12)


Camp Description:

Middle and high school students can participate in a one-week summer camp like no other – one that submerses them in bioengineering and regenerative medicine. We utilize regenerative aspects of the natural world – such as starfish repairing injured arms and reptiles regrowing severed tails- to explore how these traits can be translated to human medicine and treatment. The camp is designed to not only expose students to science, but to show them that STEM can be fun, exciting and something that they could pursue as a career.


Camp Leadership and Counselors:

CampBioE is led by a cohort of experienced STEM education professionals as well as several Pitt bioengineering undergraduate students who act as camp counselors for the week. For two months prior to camp, Pitt faculty help the counselors design and develop learning modules that engage the campers. In addition, the undergraduates participate in further discussion and exploration by sharing their experiences as college students, including the path they took to get where they are today.


Hands-On Experience:

Campers will gain hands-on experience through several experiments designed by the counselors to engage the students in different aspects of science and engineering. During the week, each counselor gives a brief presentation and guide describing their experiment then the students work as a team to complete and test the module. Examples of past modules include chicken skin graphing, suturing a pig’s heart, programing an Arduino board to create a mini-catapult and creating a bone scaffold.



For more information on the day-to-day activities of the camp, please see our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CampBioE/

2015 Summer Camp Annual Report

Registration will open on March 1, 2017


Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (CNBIO)
300 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
*Lunch is provided

Registration (Opens March 1, 2017):

Register by June 1, 2017: $400
Register after June 1, 2017: $450
Covers use of experimental materials, lunch, and prizes.

For More Information:

Contact Alicia Kemp, Program Manager
Email aliciakemp@pitt.edu

Extended Care

Extended care is not offered with this camp

2015 CampBioE Sponsors:

  1. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. and Audrey L. McGinnis
  2. Mr. Ted and Amy Clineff in honor of Mary Ann Clineff and Maryanne McKenna

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Bioengineering Summer Camp

Registration will open on March, 1 2017

Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (CNBIO)
300 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact Alicia Kemp, Program Manager