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BOLT - Bioengineering Opportunities and Leadership Training

August 7 - 10, 2017

Are you interested helping others? Are you fascinated by medical technology? This summer, come experience where engineering meets medicine at BOLT, Bioengineering Opportunities and Leadership Training.

Apply today for this unique four-day experience at the Anschutz Medical Campus, hosted by the CU Denver Department of Bioengineering .

Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a bioengineer through hands-on activities in our labs and through interactions with our faculty and students.

Register today to learn more about this exciting and revolutionary field! 

Program flyer (pdf)




 What is BOLT?

BOLT, Bioengineering Opportunities and Leadership Training, is a four-day interactive experience for high school students who are passionate about bringing together biology, engineering, and medicine for the advancement of human health. BOLT is a fun, hands-on immersion in the exciting field of bioengineering.


 When is BOLT?

The camp will take place from Monday, August 7, to Thursday, August 10, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


 Where is BOLT?

All aspects of the bioengineering camp will take place at the CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, primarily in the Bioscience 2 building.

Our address is 12705 E. Montview Ave., Suite 100, Aurora, CO 80045.


 Is BOLT a good fit for me?

To gain the most from BOLT, students should have taken high school biology by the time they attend. Although it is not a requirement, students who have completed high school biology will be given priority in registration. Students entering their junior or senior year will also be given priority.


 Is transportation or lodging provided?

No. You are responsible for your own transportation and lodging. Pick-up and drop-off each day will be at the Bioscience 2 building.


 Is parking available?

Yes. Our building is located directly across the street from a large parking garage with Visitor Parking available. There are several other lots on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus for visitors as well. Click here for information on rates and locations.


 What public transportation is available near the CU Anschutz Medical Campus?

We are located near the Fitzsimons Station on the RTD Light Rail “R” line. The station is approximately 1 mile away from the Bioscience 2 building, and we recommended using the blue Anschutz shuttle to get to campus. The blue Anschutz shuttle will bring you to the Health Sciences Library, located across from the Bioscience 2 building. For more information, click here. There are RTD bus stops around campus as well; click here for the RTD Trip Planner.


 I can’t commute from home each day. Where should I stay?

Our recommended hotel is the Springhill Suites by Marriott next to the Anschutz Medical Campus. Ask about the discounted university rate!


 What can I expect from the four days of BOLT?

Students will participate in a variety of activities and engage with a number of professionals in the field of bioengineering, from demonstrations to building simple electronics to learning about 3D printing, medical imaging and tissue engineering.


 What skills will I gain by attending BOLT?

BOLT provides students the opportunity to look at many different aspects of bioengineering. Students will be introduced to electronics, medical imaging, the engineering design process, interacting with clinicians, physiology, biology and tissue engineering.


 Is lunch provided?

Yes, the Department of Bioengineering will provide lunch for all campers. If your camper has dietary restrictions, please indicate this on your registration form.


 What should I wear?

Please plan to wear close-toed shoes every day of camp. The Wednesday Tissue Engineering Lab requires that you wear long pants. Please wear comfortable walking shoes each day.


 What do I need to bring?

All materials will be provided including computers, software, hardware and prototyping supplies. Please bring a notebook and writing utensil for notes and activities. Water and beverages are not allowed inside the lab area but will be allowed in the hallway so feel free to bring a water bottle.


 How will BOLT benefit aspiring biomedical engineers?

The goal of this program is to expose and excite students about the possibilities that exist within the field of bioengineering. Students will learn from faculty, researchers and industry engineers. Students will have the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art facilities and work on diverse projects and activities. If there is something you are particularly interested in learning about in the field of bioengineering please email us or include it in your registration form.