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Panoptes and the Bionic Eye

Vision is the primary sense of many animals and much is known about how vision is processed in the mammalian nervous system. One distinct property of the primary visual cortex is a highly organized pa...
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Activity 2015-08-18 Subject Areas: 2
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Building a Stronger (Sweeter) New Orleans

Students create and analyze composite materials with the intent of using the materials to construct a structure with optimal strength and minimal density. The composite materials are made of puffed ri...
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Activity 2015-08-14 Subject Areas: 5
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Mixture Dualism of Blood

Students learn about the separation techniques of sedimentation and centrifugation and investigate whether blood is a homogeneous or a heterogeneous mixture. Working in groups as if they are biomedica...
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Activity 2015-08-01 Subject Areas: 4
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Engineering a Mountain Rescue Litter

Students build small-sized prototypes of mountain rescue litters—rescue baskets for use in hard-to-get-to places, such as mountainous terrain—to evacuate an injured person (modeled by a potato) fr...
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Activity 2015-07-24 Subject Areas: 3
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Visual Art and Writing in Science and Engineering

Students learn the value of writing and art in science and engineering. They acquire vocabulary that is appropriate for explaining visual art and learn about visual design principles (contrast, alignm...
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Lesson 2015-07-13 Subject Areas: 1
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Heat Flow and Diagrams Lab

Students' eyes are opened to the value of creative, expressive and succinct visual presentation of data, findings and concepts. Student pairs design, redesign and perform simple experiments to test th...
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Activity 2015-07-13 Subject Areas: 0
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These Eyes!

Students learn about glaucoma—its causes, how it affects individuals and how biomedical engineers can identify factors that trigger or cause this eye disease, specifically the increase of pressure i...
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Lesson 2015-07-06 Subject Areas: 3
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Intraocular Pressure Sensor Design Challenge

Acting as if they are biomedical engineers, students design and print 3D prototypes of pressure sensors that measure the pressure of the eyes of people diagnosed with glaucoma. After completing the ta...
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Activity 2015-07-06 Subject Areas: 0
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Protect Your Body, Filter Your Water!

Students experience the steps of the engineering design process as they design solutions for a real-world problem that could affect their health. After a quick review of the treatment processes that m...
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Activity 2015-07-06 Subject Areas: 2
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Sensory Toys Make Sense!

Students design and create sensory integration toys for young children with developmental disabilities—an engineering challenge that combines the topics of biomedical engineering, engineering design...
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Activity 2015-07-06 Subject Areas: 2
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