Record Attendance at Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House

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Georgia Tech's largest graduate student organization, Bioengineering and Bioscience Unified Graduate Students (BBUGS), with the support of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), hosted its annual Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House.

Open to all Atlanta area high school students, parents and teachers, this year's event drew a record 400+ attendees from 56 different schools. Visitors came to engage in a wide variety of hands-on, innovative science and engineering demonstrations such as "Edible Cells," "Virtual Stomach Surgery," "Acids and Bases," "Electromyography Recordings of Muscles," "Protein Folding." They were able to tour the state-of-the-art laboratories of IBB such as neuroengineering, robotics, atomic force microscopy and biomedical engineering labs. Many guests also attended bioengineering and stem cell seminars and even had the opportunity to take Georgia Tech campus tours and talk with an admissions representative.

The day wrapped up with the always-popular "Egg Drop" contest to find the safest, and lightest, "egg helmet" by dropping all those constructed throughout the day from the atrium's third floor.

The open house event was created in 2003 by BBUGS to reach out to area high school students to indulge their curiosity by introducing them to the world of science and engineering in a fun and accessible way.


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  • Created By:Colly Mitchell
  • Created:09/22/2010
  • Modified By:Adelle Frank
  • Modified:11/22/2016