Engineering and Human Physiology


Grades: 7 - 9

• 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (New York Time)

Cyborgs, controlling devices with your mind, advanced prosthetics, and sensors to monitor how your body works. In this course, we explore the latest medical technologies. This course teaches the basics of human physiology and engineering and uses these concepts to understand the latest in blood glucose sensors, wireless cameras used for endoscopy, advanced prosthetics for the eye, and arm. The journey takes us from joints and their replacements and travels to the eyes, heart, lungs, stomach, artificial joints, and finish our journey mind-machine devices. Explore the extraordinary solutions of modern engineering to human disease!

Rabindra (Robin) Shivnaraine, PhD

Rabindra (Robin) Shivnaraine, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University

Rabindra (Robin) Shivnaraine holds a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Pharmacology from the University of Toronto and was a Post-doctoral scholar at Stanford University.  He was trained by James Wells (University of Toronto) and by Brian Kobilka (Nobel Prize Chemistry) and Steven Chu (Nobel Prize Physics) at Stanford University.

Dr. Shivnaraine is an Instructor at Stanford University in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. He was Dean’s Fellow of the Stanford School of Medicine and an Interdisciplinary Scholar of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institutes of Stanford University. 

Program Calendar:
January 11-22, 2021
(Monday – Friday)
Real-Time Classes Duration:
1 hour & 45 minutes long
(with a 15-minute break).
Max Class Group:
Small class size
(20 students max)

Program Courses

Grades 7-9

For grade 9 students all course options are available.





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