Bioengineering Summer High School Internship and Overview Programs

Academic Year 2020-2021

UCSD Bioengineering is pleased to offer several Academic Year programs for High School Students. During 2020-21, the course offerings are based on fun, experiential, at-home, hands-on lab activities and live weekly Zoom sessions for eight weeks. A summary of Fall and Winter programs is below. For more details, please see Bioengineering Research Scholars.
To apply, see the application summary and on-line application form. For information and questions, please email

BE-BOAT: BioEngineering - Broad Overview And Techniques. BE-BOAT courses provide a broad overview of Bioengineering and introduce core techniques in a particular sub-discipline of Bioengineering. Students may apply to one or both courses.

Session 1: BioMechanics & MechanoBiology (BMMB)

Sept 28 - Nov 20, 2020

Session 2: Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (TERM)

Sept 28 - Nov 20, 2020 


BE-ROW: BioEngineering Research Orientation Workshop. BE-ROW provides an introduction to research through a guided team project.

Session 1: Introduction to Bioengineering Research (BEI2R)

Sept 28 - Nov 20, 2020 or Jan 11 - Mar 12, 2021


BE-SHIP: BioEngineering - Scholar High School Internship Program. BE-SHIP is a research internship program, where students collaborate with a Bioengineering research lab to propose (BERP-A) in an initial quarter, and conduct (BERP-B) in the subsequent quarter, a BioEngineering Design or Science project. The Fall BERP-A + Winter BERP-B sequence can be the basis of an entry to a High School Science and Engineering Fair.

Session 1:  BioEngineering Research Project A – Proposal (BERP-A)

Sept 28 - Nov 20, 2020, Oct 26 - Dec 18, 2020 or Jan 11 - Mar 12, 2021

Session 2: BioEngineering Research Project B – Research (BERP-B)
Jan 11- Mar 13, 2021 or Mar 29 - May 21, 2021