Alyson Nelson on: Teaching Biomedical Engineering to High School Students
“When I first tell people that I teach biomedical engineering in a high school, they are pretty surprised that we even offer that class.” – Alyson Nelson

Alyson Nelson

School: Nikola Tesla STEM High School

Type of School: Public – Choice

Location: Redmond, WA

School Population: 432

Demographic: 47% minority students

% Free/reduced lunch program: 3%
Teaching Biomedical Engineering to High School Students
  1. Research other programs and adopt the elements that align with your classroom goals.
  2. Use the engineering design process to help reinforce biology concepts.
  3. Share case studies to hook students’ interests early on.
  4. Identify students’ passions and interests and use those as an avenue into the subject.