Biomedical Engineering and Me (iBEAM)

IBBME Biomedical Engineering and Me (iBEAM) student outreach

IBBME Biomedical Engineering and Me (iBEAM) is an outreach program designed to excite students entering Grades 7, 8 and 9 about applying science and technology to address modern challenges in human health.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with our professors and graduate students and learn about tissue engineering, medical devices and more via hands-on activities at U of T.

Please refer to our sample schedule for an overview of two different full-day activities.

Program Delivery

iBEAM works with program facilitators to identify dates during the school year or in the summer that are suitable to host a group of students.

Delivery Options

  1. Full-day event with multiple workshops
  2. Single workshops in one to two-hour windows

Workshop Examples

  • Helping hands: engineering health-care gadgets
  • How to build a pancreas in a dish
  • How seaweed can make medicines last longer in the body
  • Making ears from apples
  • What do plastic bags and frying pans have to do with blood vessels?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Penney Gilbert, Assistant Professor
+1 416 978-2501 (office) (email)