COURSES

BiomediGirls believes that education is a critical part to increasing female presence in the professional biomedical field. Therefore, BiomediGirls offers virtual courses and webinars to immerse young students in the basics of biomedical research. We host renowned speakers from across the country and teach research intuition by allowing students to engage in investigative research.

Intro to Biomedical Research Course

Join BiomediGirls' first online course! This 6-week class course guides students through 5 main concentrations within biomedical research and allows students to engage in introductory research within each concentration. By the end of the course, students will have the foundation to start their own biomedical research. Register at https://forms.gle/njqk23f8VvHzE4fX6

Who:

This summer course is for all students in middle and high school. While the course is not exclusive, we emphasize female participation in the course as females are underrepresented in the biomedical field. Students should be passionate and motivated to both learn about biomedical research and engage in a small group research project at the end of every week.

What:

"Intro to Biomedical Research" is a 6-week virtual course that will take place from July 6 to August 14. Sessions will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays of every week. Every week, students will be exposed to topics of different disciplines and will learn about the latest biomedical research from renowned speakers such as USC researchers. Students should be prepared to work in groups throughout the week to present a small research project based on a guided question every Friday. The course will culminate in the final week where students, based on what they have learned throughout the course, will present their own idea for a research project, including what the investigative question is, the necessary procedures to execute the project, and an evidence-based hypothesis. The student group with the most comprehensive and thought-provoking idea will win a small prize!

Schedule:

10-11:30am

Monday

Tuesday

Friday

Expert course leaders will give a 30-45 minute lecture about the week's topic and will introduce the week's research question. Students will then talk about the prompt in Zoom breakout rooms to prepare for Friday's presentation.

A guest speaker will give a 45 minute presentation on his/her research and will offer a Q&A session where participants can ask questions about both the research and how to get involved in research.

On Wednesday and Thursday, students should be working in their groups to prepare a 5-10 slide presentation addressing the guided question from Monday. On Friday, groups will present their research and will receive advice and feedback from peers.

Week 1:

Cancer

Week 2:

Diabetes

Week 3:

Immunology

Week 4:

Neuroscience

Prize!

1) Win up to $150 for the most innovative research idea at the end of the course

2) Receive research recommendations for joining labs

3) Exclusive mentorship from BiomediGirls leaders

Week 5:

Regenerative Medicine

During Week 6, student groups will be presenting their own research proposals based on a topic in this course. The BiomediGirls judging committee will decide the most comprehensive and thought-provoking proposal; the winning team will win a prize!!!

Week 6:

Research Presentation Week

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