Events and outreach
We venture out of the lab to share our knowledge and experiences across campus and in the local community. Here are some events that we are proud of.
For the past three years we have organized a workshop for the CURIE Academy, a one-week summer residential program for approximately 40 female high school juniors and seniors who excel in math and science. Our workshop includes 3-4 modules that introduce students to engineering in a fun and interactive manner. Our goal is to improve the pool of our country's engineering talent by recruiting some of nation's brightest minds to technical fields. Photos below are the 2014 Curie Academy participants (left) and Carolyn leading a hands-on demo (right).
Ithaca Youth Bureau
Our lab members serve as mentors and tutors in the local community as part of the Ithaca Youth Bureau. This unique program provides continuous mentorship to students through their formative years from middle school through the end of high school.
This outreach event invites first generation prospective college students to campus to perform hands-on scientific activities. Our lab members plan and lead interactive activities, including DNA extraction from fruits and approaches for drug delivery.
Our lab members deliver hands-on demos to over 100 girl scouts each year to teach basics of biomedical engineering. Our modules provide exposure to modern drug delivery and polymers in biotechnology. Photo shows Monet leading a demo on polymers to some visiting scouts.
BME Girl Scouts Engineering Day
W.O.M.E.N. is a program designed to promote participation of women in technology fields. Our lab members have designed several laboratories that teach basic principles of biotechnology and bioengineering. Photo shows Carolyn leading a demo.