Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Class

Roland Park Country School has the unique opportunity to offer our juniors and seniors a college credit class taught by Johns Hopkins University professors. The fall of 2022 kicked off this collaboration, offering a Biomedical Engineering Innovation class to those who wanted to participate.
Biomedical Engineering Innovation is a first-year undergraduate engineering course that is designed to introduce engineering thought and problem-solving techniques to high-school students. The objective is to give students a more informed image of the engineering profession and its potential as a career choice. This asynchronous course will be taught by a Johns Hopkins instructor and facilitated on campus by an RPCS teacher.
Successful completion of the Biomedical Engineering Innovation course will result in a Johns Hopkins University transcript of 3 credits, in addition to RPCS advanced placement credit.

“The talents and caliber of students at Roland Park Country School was just amazing. All of the girls were incredibly engaged, curious, and even funny! Witnessing their innovative approaches, successful teamwork, and passion for problem-solving, especially the final project, has reminded me of the endless possibilities of female potential in the field.”sarah neshat, jhu professor

““RPCS seeks to provide transformative academic experiences that creates a better future and uplifts our students to lead together as they impact the world. This collaboration intentionally aims to advance innovation and engineering opportunities for young women and communities often underrepresented in the engineering field.”Dr. Neda Blackburn, The Holliday Heine STEM Institute Director

Dr. Neda Blackburn

Dr. Neda Blackburn

The Holliday Heine STEM Institute Director / US Computer Science

Total number of participants to date: 197 (typically around 40% of the junior class)

2022: 35
2021: 32
2020: 24
2019: 50
2018: 31
2017: 25