The Hk Maker Lab is an intensive six-week summer program to learn the foundations of engineering design. The program takes place at Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Focusing on addressing a health problem, students work in teams to prototype and test a biomedical device and develop an associated business plan. The program culminates in a pitch event to leading executives from the biomedical community. Winning projects might then be incubated using the state-of-the-art facilities at Harlem Biospace. Students then also have the possibility of being placed in internships within NYC’s biotech community.