Teaching biomedical engineering–with Legos

December 6, 2010

By hammersmith

[From Arizona Daily Star]

Most kids play with Legos for fun, but some Tucson-area students used them Saturday to build robots that solve biomedical engineering problems.

The 29 teams in the regional FIRST Lego League contest at Wakefield Middle School built robots that completed mock tasks such as opening a clogged artery using a stent, setting a broken bone and delivering a precise dose of medicine. All of the students are ages 9 to 14.

Read more at the source:With Legos, kids build on medical know-how