The Hk Maker Lab is an intensive six-week summer program to learn the foundations of engineering design. The program takes place in partnership with Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Focusing on addressing a global health problem, students work in teams to prototype and test a biomedical device and develop an associated business plan. The program culminates in a pitch event to leading executives from the biomedical community. Winning projects may then be incubated using the state-of-the-art facilities at Harlem Biospace. Students then also have the opportunity to be placed in internships within NYC’s biotech community.
We are glad to have the support of the Pinkerton Foundation and the NIH SEPA. Through their generous support we will be able to bring the Hk Maker Lab Bio-Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship program into NYC public high schools, and continually support our students in their internships, and as they pursue college, and careers. Our vision is to create a biotech talent pipeline that is representative of the diversity of NYC.