AP Biology II students design their own application

AP Biology II students designed their own application of decellularization or 3D bioprinting for a real-world scenario. Students identified a tissue to decellularize or 3D bioprint, along with the overall goal to be accomplished.

Student designs ranged from a decellularized human heart for transplant surgeries, the use of bioprosthetic ovaries to reverse the effects of ovarian cancer treatments in women, bioengineering sea gras to be more resistant to pollutants and water fluctuations, as well as 3D bioprinting a shiitake mushroom mix for patients suffering with dysphagia.

This project culminated in the creation of their 3D models in CAD software, 3D printing the model, and an oral presentation to present their research.