STEAM On Demand - Biomedical Engineering: Don't Miss a Beat!

Virtual Event
Online only
* For info, see event details *

12:00PM - 12:00AM CDT

Event Cost:

Kit Cost - $40

 -Kit includes design manual, personal protective equipment, required tools and motor components and instructions to access the recorded virtual session.

Priority Mail Shipping is available for an additional $15.05.

  -Kits will ship on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Pickup will be at Jump Simulation, 1306 N Berkeley Ave, Peoria IL

  -Kits will be available for pickup on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Sibling Kits are also available for $5.

  -Sibling kit includes an extra apron, gloves and safety glasses.

Event Capacity: 50

Registration Closes: 9/30/2023

Contact: Event Liaisons


Other dates for this course:

Young STEAM student learning at home.
Tags: Jump Event, STEAM Saturdays


The Gift of STEAM: Place order by Sunday, December 18th to guarantee Christmas arrival! 
- STEAM kits will be shipped out December 19th. 
- Pickup will be available at Jump Simulation until December 22nd. 

STEAM On Demand kits are available to purchase at anytime and are intended for you to complete on your schedule, at your own speed.  Included in the kit is a link to a pre-recorded engineering lab taught by biomedical engineers  

Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. One hundred thousand times a day. Thirty-five million times a year. Your heart is one of the most amazing parts of your body, working tirelessly to pump blood through your body. But what happens if someone’s heart is not working as well as it should? 

Join the Jump engineering team as we dive into the inner workings of the heart. Students will receive an engineering “tool box” with everything they need to build a make-shift Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), a biomedical marvel that has helped hundreds of individuals around the world “keep the beat” with the rest of us. 

Pulling together lessons in anatomy, physiology, fluid dynamics, and mechanic-electrical systems, this course aims to provide a hands-on experience of both how the heart works naturally, as well as the ways biomedical engineers have innovated to help those whose hearts need a little more care. 

At the end of the course, students will have engineered and built a LVAD device, providing you with a working representation of the circulatory system.  You can keep and demo it for your family! Join us for this virtual session. Don’t break our heart!   

NOTE: This kit contains latex balloons which will be sealed in a separate bag.  An alternative solution will also be included in the kit for those with latex sensitivity or allergy.