What is the Engineering for Health Academy?
The Engineering for Health Academy (EHA) is a small learning community within Bravo Medical Magnet High School. The Academy will offer students in grades 10 through 12 a new and innovative course of study focused on biomedical engineering (BME). The major goal of the EHA is to introduce Bravo students to all aspects of the biomedical engineering field through a series of integrated core courses that are experiential in nature, standards-aligned and directly relate content knowledge and skill mastery to student-centered BME projects. EHA students will be prepared to undertake and succeed in a rigorous postsecondary engineering education pathway. EHA students will visit USC and industry research laboratories and have access to university mentors and equipment. Academy students will learn engineering by doing engineering, making what they learn relevant and personally meaningful.
What is the relationship between the EHA and the University of Southern California?
USC is a community partner in the Engineering for Health Academy. Faculty and students from the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine will collaborate with Bravo educators in the development and implementation of the EHA curriculum. The university will offer Bravo EHA students and faculty access to specialized resources that will augment the facilities located at Bravo. Specialist from the Rossier School of education will support the development of teaching and learning strategies and assist in the assessment of the EHA program.
For more information on EHA, please visit its website at bravoweb.lausd.k12.ca.us/eha.php