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Unlike traditional course-based summer programs, Johns Hopkins ISPEED in BME emphasizes project-based, hands-on learning that allows students to build practical skills that will set them apart as they prepare for college or a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

In addition to taking project-based courses, you will:

  • Be part of an immersive experience—you’ll discover new areas of STEM and discover what really excites you about engineering.
  • Take on new challenges—you’ll be doing research, hands-on lab work, and presentations.
  • Develop friendships with like-minded students from all across the country and diverse backgrounds.
  • Be part of the Hopkins community—you’ll will engage with faculty and students who are leading the field of biomedical engineering.
  • Prepare for college and your chosen career—you’ll learn more about the college admissions process, build professional skills, and connect with resources at Johns Hopkins University that will help you on your path toward college.
  • Discover what a STEM education can look like for you—you’ll tour Hopkins labs and engage in seminars with STEM professionals.
  • Enjoy a real college experience—you’ll live on campus and explore the greater DMV area with new friends.


Hear from our ISPEED students

I was really surprised by how much we got to work in the labs. I didn't really know what to expect. I thought they might show us a lab, but didn't know if they would let us use their equipment. It turns out we were in there almost everyday doing different things, which was super cool.
Ivy S.
ISPEED student, '23

Fast Facts

  • When
    The ISPEED in BME program will take place from July 1 to July 26, 2024
  • Where
    ISPEED in BME students will reside on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD
  • Who
    ISPEED in BME is a program for talented high school students from across the United States. Diversity is an important aspect of the Johns Hopkins ISPEED mission, and we strongly encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.

What You’ll Learn

Drawing from our highly-ranked undergraduate program in BME, students will gain real-world experience in:


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Current high-school sophomores or juniors*
  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Motivated to explore concepts in biomedical engineering and solve important problems related to human health, with a demonstrated record of high academic achievement

*ISPEED in BME participants for summer 2024 must meet age requirements for Johns Hopkins residential summer programs – students must be at least 15 years old by June 30, 2024, and not yet 18 years old by July 27, 2024.

Diversity is an important aspect of the Johns Hopkins ISPEED mission. We strongly encourage students from backgrounds that are historically marginalized or underserved in STEM to apply. All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements described above will be considered, regardless of race or ethnicity.

The application for summer 2024 is now closed. More information about applying for summer 2025 will be available in December.


Is there a cost?

All costs are covered by the program and our sponsors. Students who participate in ISPEED in BME earn a stipend of $2,400 and other benefits including an application fee waiver, full tuition, transportation to and from Baltimore, housing, meals, and access to campus facilities such as the Athletic Center and library.

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