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  Engineering APOC Students Travel to Ghana to Study Type 2 Diabetes
 
Students participating in Penn Engineerings Appropriate Point of Care Diagnostics (APOC) program traveled to Ghana to design a point-of-care device that will address the growing problem of Type 2 diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Type 2 diabetes is gravely understudied in Sub-Saharan Africa, with about 80 percent of the affected population believed to be undiagnosed.
 
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  Penn Blends Art and Science With Network Visualization Program
 

Science and art are often perceived to be at odds with each other, two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world. But Bioengineering faculty member Danielle Bassett believes science and art can inform each other in very tangible ways.
 
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  Engineering a Win: Bioengineers Develop an "Epigenetic Toolbox"
  Take a toolbox full of pieces of DNA, build biological systems and operate them in living cells. It's not surprising that this challenge from the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition garnered interest from engineering schools across the country. What was surprising was that the competition's North America Grand Prize winners, Penn Engineering's iGEM team, had no synthetic biology training when they entered the competition.
 
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  great students click stories  1   2   3   4   MicroFluFish
  BE Seniors Take on the Flu to Win Design Competition
  A quick and accurate flu diagnostic, developed by Penn Engineering's Bioengineering Senior Design team, has the potential for world-wide impact. Appropriate influenza treatment is hampered by diagnostic tools that are either rapid or accurate, but not both. The winning students developed a best-of-both-worlds technology: a microfluidic device that, applied using a standard nasal swab technique, uses fluorescence to quickly identify influenza-infected cells.
 
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Rep Rap 3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

Bioengineers from the University of Pennsylvania have turned the problem inside out by using a 3D printer called a RepRap to make templates of blood vessel networks out of sugar. Check it out!

The World is Your Classroom

Our students have the opportunity to serve anywhere, from providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach activities at the University and in Philadelphia area schools, to serving the needs of communities in Honduras, Cameroon and China using their technological and engineering knowledge.

Undergraduate Clinical Experience

In the course "Clinical Preceptorship in Bioengineering" (BE 400), students receive what few undegraduates in united states ever have the opportunity to experience: a chance to shadow renowned physicians for 10 weeks as they treat patients, perform surgeries, and diagnose disease.