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High School Student program: Lecture Series

Whitehead Institute’s 2012 Spring Lecture Series for High School Students: Bridges to Bioengineering

According to the United States Department of Labor, biomedical engineering is expected to be one of the nation's fastest growing occupations through 2020. Our aging population will place an enormous burden on our health care system, driving demand for novel therapies, medical devices, and related technologies. Moreover, population growth will strain our food and energy resources, increasing the need for bio-based solutions. Will our bioengineers rise to these challenges?

During Bridges to Bioengineering, students learned first-hand how leaders in the fields of biology, engineering, and medicine are combining their expertise in the pursuit of breakthroughs to improve human health and welfare.

This special three-day program included presentations from some of the world's most prominent bioengineers, tours and demonstrations in laboratories at Whitehead Institute and nearby research facilities, lunches with young Whitehead scientists, and a panel discussion on preparing for a career in bioengineering.

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