Course Name: STEM IV-Biomedical Phone: 615-904-6789 Ext.23389

Course Name: STEM IV-Biomedical Phone: 615-904-6789 Ext.23389

Course Name: STEM IV-Biomedical Phone: 615-904-6789 ext.23389

Teacher Name: Mrs. Harrison Email:

Room: 348 Class Website:


STEM IVCourse Description

Students will design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century. They work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as emergent care, clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to work on an independent research project with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, research institution, or the biomedical industry. The independent project does count for their senior thesis project that is required by Central. Throughout the course, students will be expected to present their work (at least 2 different EXPOs) to an audience of STEM professionals. This course is designed for 12th grade students, who have completed the Biomedical Pathway.


Respect in Teamwork and Class Discussions

This course is designed to incorporate teamwork in projects and discussions. All questions, comments and opinions will be regarded as valuable in this classroom. I will insist that you always speak to others in a respectful way. You should avoid comments/behaviors that disparage certain individuals and/or discourages the participation of any group member. The ability to convey opposing arguments or ideas in a respectful and tactful manner is a valuable skill in life. You will be expected to hone and use that skill in this classroom.


Class Expectations/Rules:

1. Be respectful!

2. Be on time!

3. Be prepared!


Grading System…+3 is already factored in to your grade in the iNOW portal system!

*Late work: 10 pts a day up to 3 days.

Formative Assessment Assignments / Summative Assessment Assignments
Daily Work
Article Assignments
Wide range of point values. / STEM summative lessons
Thesis Work-journal checks,
sections of paper,
peer reviews
Wide range of point values.


Assignments in this class will vary from article assignments, STEM lessons, professionalism grades, thesis checkpoint grades, thesis journal grades, thesis paper drafts, peer reviews, etc. I expect you to put forth your best effort in all that you do. Half-effort, sloppy, and/or poorly completed work will not be graded until it is improved.


Thesis work requires many days of self-guided and independent work and learning. As such, you will receive a weekly grade (5 points daily = 20 points/week) that will reflect your work ethic and professionalism in your work. If you are not working, socializing, attempting to work on other assignments in class, require consistent reminders to focus, etc., you will lose your 5 daily points.