Pre-college biomedical engineering program for girls

N. B. Kopel, R. M. Cano, S. B. Heyman, T. L. Alvarez

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When choosing a career in scientific fields, girls tend to gravitate towards professions that help humanity; thus, the fields of health and medicine are widely chosen by women. To attract young women to engineering careers, girls need to be shown that engineering is used to improve the quality of people's lives. Biomedical engineering applies engineering principles to further medical research via basic research to understand how the human body operates or through collaboration with clinicians to facilitate the diagnosis and/or cure of diseases. NJIT Center for Pre-college Programs offer the Women In Engineering & Technology (WEIT)-FEMME program to encourage pre-college female students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In 2001, Biomedical Engineering FEMME became the newest addition to the WIET Initiative specifically geared towards girls completing the eighth grade. The academic curriculum Integrates engineering principles with biomedical science, and Introduces girls to the role of engineers as "problem-solvers and helpers".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
EditorsStanley Reisman, Richard Foulds, Bruno Mantilla
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780377672
StatePublished - 2003
Event29th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC 2003 - Newark, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2003Mar 23 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X
ISSN (Electronic)2160-7001


Other29th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC 2003
CountryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering


  • Biomedical engineering
  • Calculus
  • Educational programs
  • Engineering in medicine and biology
  • Engineering profession
  • Humans
  • Karhunen-Loeve transforms
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Pre-college programs

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