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, Winter, and Spring programs is below. (Winter programs are noted in blue.) 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.

Session 1: BioMechanics & MechanoBiology (BMMB)

Sept 28 - Nov 20, 2020

Session 2: Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (TERM)

Sept 28 - Nov 20, 2020 

Session 3: BioImaging & 3D-Printing (BI3DP) 

Jan 11 – Mar 14, 2021

BE-ROW: BioEngineering Research Orientation Workshop.

BE-ROW provides an introduction to research through a guided team project. A BE-BOAT course is a prerequisite for BE-ROW.

Session 1: Introduction to Bioengineering Research (BEI2R)

Sept 28 - Nov 20, 2020, Jan 11 - Mar 12, 2021, or Mar 29 – May 21, 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. A BE-ROW course is generally a pre-requisite for BE-SHIP.

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 12, 2021, Mar 29 - May 21, 2021, or Summer 2021