Enter the fascinating world of biomedical technology and engineering. Explore interactive exhibits, videos and educational displays focusing on genomics, stem cells, prosthetics, functional electrical stimulation (FES) and medical imaging. Discover how these cutting-edge technologies impact our lives.
Control a robotic prosthetic arm; learn about positron emission tomography (PET) scan technology; and get up close to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Explore the inside of a stomach with an endoscopic camera; put together a DNA puzzle;dive into a very small world of Nanotechnology to discover where nanoscale materials are used in familiar products. Test what happens when magnets are applied to progressively smaller magnetic materials and learn more about how nano science and technology could change the world in the future; and learn about the work being done by local researchers to develop innovative medical technologies. Use our career kiosk to explore medical careers and find out if the biomedical field is right for you.
Visit our staff-led mobile explorer cart featuring hands-on activities that give you a close-up look at biomedical technology. Explore genetic code, manipulate tiny tools and simulate minimally invasive surgical techniques. Cart activities are available on select dates.
Educational Programs for School Groups
Great Lakes Science Center’s multi-faceted education program, BioMedTech: Students Translating and Exploring Medicine (BMT: STEM), examines health and wellness though the lens of biomedical research. BMT: STEM showcases local researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and Translational Science Collaborative and explores how different approaches to research help to prevent and improve treatments for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Programs are free with paid admission to the Science Center.
BMT: STEM’s programs align with national and state standards to supplement classroom instruction and are funded by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about BMT: STEM.
Check back for the 2015-2016 schedule of educational programs for school groups.