Biomed- A Foundation Upon Which to Excel

The Biomedical Sciences Program at Bel Air High School has provided me with a skill set far beyond any other classes I have taken. Beginning with the Principles of Biomedical Sciences and ending with Biomedical Innovations, I have been taught proper lab skills, as well as life skills such as public speaking and presenting that [...]

By |2017-11-15T12:33:15+00:00November 15th, 2017|Student Blog|0 Comments

The Emergency Room Design Project- A Milestone for all Students

The emergency design project is seen by almost every biomedical sciences student as one of the toughest projects of the year. One of the reasons that it is challenging is because we are placed into groups with people in our class that we typically do not work with. Because of this, we are forced to [...]

By |2017-11-15T12:28:12+00:00November 15th, 2017|Student Blog|0 Comments

Seven Steps to SketchUp Success

Whether you are a sophomore in HBS attempting to mess around with SketchUp for the first time or a senior in BI relying on SketchUp for the Emergency Room Project, it is essential that you understand all of SketchUp’s capabilities and use its resources efficiently, in order for your desired outcome to be achieved. SketchUp [...]

By |2017-11-14T19:31:52+00:00November 14th, 2017|Student Blog|0 Comments

How to Survive Presentation Prep

Everyone knows that group presentations are a daunting task. They’re time consuming, require extreme attention to detail, and force you to interact with people that may not be your best friends in the world. It is very easy to become overwhelmed with all the plates in the air and drop them. There is also a [...]

By |2017-11-14T19:24:42+00:00November 14th, 2017|Student Blog|0 Comments

It All Began 8 Years Ago at Bel Air High School – An alumni blog by Yale School of Public Health MPH candidate, Alyssa Sbarra

Hi, my name is Alyssa Sbarra and I am a 2012 graduate of Bel Air High School and PLTW’s Biomedical Sciences Program.  I graduated from Villanova University with a BS in mathematics, and currently am a MPH candidate at the Yale School of Public Health.  My concentration is in infectious disease epidemiology and my research [...]

By |2016-12-09T17:40:00+00:00November 4th, 2016|Alumni Blog, Biomed Blog|0 Comments

The Top 7 Skills You’ll Develop in Biomed – As Told by a College Dean

So, you’ve chosen to enroll in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences program at your school. Congratulations! Or maybe you are trying to decide. Take it from me, you can’t go wrong if you do enroll. I have been a college educator for many years, and our institution enrolls a number of former PLTW students. Even those [...]

By |2017-05-10T15:13:37+00:00June 1st, 2016|Biomed Blog, Guest Blog|0 Comments

Our Students are Kind of a Big Deal

Ron Burgundy is famous for his obvious lack of moral fortitude. He is a unique and obviously fictional character. I have always noticed that the majority of real people tend not to notice their own impressive attributes as Mr. Burgundy does in the video below. Fortunately for me, almost every one of the students, teachers, and administrators that I [...]

By |2016-12-09T17:40:01+00:00April 14th, 2016|Biomed Blog, Staff Blog|0 Comments

Moans, Groans, and Healing Bones – An Internship Story

A patient is screaming in agony as his knee is arched toward his body to further break up scar tissue and give him the privilege to walk again. This was my first day of my interning experience at Towson Orthopedics Association (TOA). The scene was frightening and eye-opening, not only to the physical demand of therapy, but also [...]

By |2016-12-09T17:40:02+00:00April 7th, 2016|Biomed Blog, Student Blog|0 Comments