Sharon Newman, an undergraduate working in the BRL has collaborated with Theresa Britschgi of Seattle BioMed to create a course curriculum for high school students covering bioengineering tissues. See the final report and curriculum here
At four years old, Alex Penny was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Now as an eleven year-old, Alex was given the opportunity to make a wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He immediately asked for world peace before adding that he wanted to help humanity using robots. Alex had a full two days of robotic activities planned for him including a lab tour of the BRL. After the lab tour Alex was the guest of honor at a surprise flash mob that included hundreds of UW students.