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Creating a Pipeline into Biomedical Engineering

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 17, 2015





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Pipeline and Performance in BME Education

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26.415.1 - 26.415.16



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Courtney Lambeth North Carolina A&T State University

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Mrs. Lambeth serves as the Educational Assessment and Administrative Coordinator for the Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Matthew B. A. McCullough North Carolina A&T State University

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An assistant professor in the department of Chemical, Biological, and Bioengineering, he has his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina A&T and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa. His research involves musculoskeletal biomechanics with a focus on computational methods. He is also deeply interested in engineering education and especially creating opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in the field.

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Heather Rae Aschenbrenner North Carolina A&T State University

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Creating a Pipeline into Biomedical Engineering In an effort to respond to the lacking diversity in the STEM fields and worker shortage,the ERC- has developed a series of impactful educational outreach activities.These include short term (one-day) workshops, multi-week experiences aimed at improvingoverall scientific understanding. These experiences provide students with hands on researchexperiences in university laboratories working alongside University faculty and principalinvestigators. Other examples include a series of demonstrations as a part of Black FamilyTechnology Awareness Week, highlighting research areas within the ERC- aswell as other bioengineering concepts. This paper will describe the education and outreachactivities and their impact on students' likelihood to pursue a career in engineering.

Lambeth, C., & McCullough, M. B. A., & Aschenbrenner, H. R. (2015, June), Creating a Pipeline into Biomedical Engineering Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23754

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