BioToy Factory

Heidi, Jennifer, Josh, and Robyn, Phase II Scholars and Jenny, Intern
Picture of Jen stirring a bowl of what will become chocolate ice cream.
Phase II DO-IT Scholar, Jen, Stirring a bowl of what will become chocolate ice cream

The BioToy Factory workshop was led by UW bioengineering graduate students. DO-IT Scholars had the opportunity to sneak a peek into the department's fantastical factory, where science and engineering combine to make exciting things happen. Ultrasounds, DNA condensation, vision restoration through stem cell research, sound wave surgery, cybernetic implant interactions, and high-tech ice cream creation were included in the week. In the neurobiotics lab, students viewed robots, machines, and different "toys" that could assist individuals with disabilities.