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Barrett Summer Scholars 10th Grade Summer Camp (Biomimicry Elective Track)

May 31, 2020, 9:00 AM–June 12, 2020, 4:00 PM

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

How does a bird beak inspire a high-speed train?

What can the lotus leaf teach us about self-cleaning materials?

Biomimicry is an emerging discipline that creates sustainable solutions to human challenges by asking “How would nature do this?”. Join the Biomimicry Center in an immersive experience of discovering and innovating using inspiration from the natural world. In this track, students will learn about the new and exciting field of biomimicry, and put the methods to practice by designing a project from start to finish. Students in this track will explore the unique plants and animals that have adapted to the desert ecosystem around us and understand how to translate these strategies into our own technology. This elective track includes: daily hands-on activities and design workshops; a deep dive into nature journaling and honing observation techniques; instruction in ecology of the Sonoran desert ecosystems, organisms, and natural artifacts; and interactive guest lectures with current ASU faculty working to integrate biomimicry into their research.

Click here for more information on the curriculum.

Apply here by March 2nd: https://eoss.asu.edu/bss/ssp/apply