Hk Maker Lab

Mudd Building of Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Manhattan


Biomedical Engineering, Engineering


July - August


Overview

Hk Maker Lab is a six-week biomedical engineering program that challenges high school students to solve real-world medical problems. During the first three weeks of the program, students learn the engineering design process through a series of workshops led by Dr. Aaron Kyle (Columbia University). A series of lab activities will introduce students to the basics of electrical circuitry, programming, and fabrication while providing them with insights into the ways that technology can interact with the human body.

During the last three weeks of the program, students work in teams of four to research real-world health or medicine problems to solve. Once selected, each team uses the resources available at the department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to create working prototype solutions to those problems. On the final day of the program, each team presents their devices through oral presentations and a poster session.

Hk Maker Lab runs for two months in the summer through July and August with an opportunity for an internship for the following summer. Monday–Thursday, for six consecutive weeks with a final pitch event on the last day of the program.

Benefits:
Travel and lunch stipend (given after the program is completed)
Paid prize for the winning team
Students apply for a paid internship

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Eligibility Requirements


Must attend a NYC public high school during the academic school year


Demonstrate economic or educational need based on the following criteria: Student attends a NYC high school with a Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) rate of 50% or higher OR Student qualifies for FRPL but attends a NYC high school with an FRPL rate below 50%


Please note that preference will be given to rising sophomores and juniors due to the rigor and demands of the program


Application Requirements


Applications are generally due in March and consist of an online application, essays, transcripts, attendance, recommendation letters, and proof of FRPL, if applicable


Questions?

For information not found on the websites, please feel free to reach out to the following contact:

mike@hypothekids.org


(201) 819 - 2732


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