An interdisciplinary team of students will apply their talents to developing accessible materials for both parents and students who are limited English proficient, or that belong to traditionally underrepresented groups be exposed to STEM careers at an early age. The ultimate goal is that this will lead to formal mentoring, and laboratory experience for students as they reach K12 and postsecondary education. The immediate goals of this team will be to:
- Create partnerships with middle schools in the greater Ann Arbor area
- Conduct surveys on the student body population, and their previous exposure to STEM as a career path
- Design infographics with information on BME as a career pathway
- Design booklet with information on Biomaterials and their role in medical technology
- Create videos to expose students to scientists with similar cultural backgrounds
Biomaterials Design & Application (1 Student)
Preferred Skills: Knowledge of the biomaterials literature, experience with the fabrication of hydrogels or polymeric materials.
Likely Majors/Minors: BME, ChemE, MSE
Graphic Design (1 Student)
Preferred Skills: Experience with illustrator, or other graphic software
Likely Majors/Minors: ARTDES, SI
Community Outreach, Survey & Assessment (2 Students)
Preferred Skills: Experience with developing and performing survey assessments, conducting background research on target population.
Likely Majors/Minors: EDUC, PSYCH, PUBPOL, SI, SOC
Educational Information Visualization (1 Student)
Preferred Skills: Creating accessible infographics, knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
Likely Majors/Minors: ARCH, ARTDES, EDUC, SI
Faculty Project Lead
Likely Majors/Minors: ARCH, ARTDES, BME, ChemE, EDUC, MSE, PSYCH, PUBPOL, SI, SOC
Meeting Details: Wednesdays, 2-4pm
Application: Consider including a link to your portfolio or other websites in the personal statement portion of your application to share work you would like considered as part of your submission.
Summer Opportunity: Summer research fellowships may be available for qualifying students.
Citizenship Requirements: This project is open to all students on campus.
IP/NDA: Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign an Intellectual Property (IP) Agreement prior to participation.
Course Substitutions: CoE Honors