Dr. Karen May-Newman and Dr. George Youssef Receive Blasker Science and Technology Grant

maynewmanProfessors Karen May-Newman and George Youssef have received a Blasker Science and Technology grant from the San Diego Foundation to formalize a pipeline of female students into STEM degree pathways in San Diego through exposure to the exciting field of Bioengineering. A partnership of SDSU, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) has been formed to recruit and retain female college and high school students to the interdisciplinary area of Bioengineering, a field that merges biological sciences and engineering.

In the summer of 2017, Drs. May-Newman and Youssef will oversee a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for four SDSU sophomore and two community college (CC) students with an overlapping 6-week summer Young Scholars Program (YSP) for six high school students from San Diego Unified Schools. Both high school and college students will work in teams to conduct research in bioengineering and learn how to conduct experiments, analyze data, present their research and network with professionals. If successful, this program will be expanded with opportunities connect with industry and alumni.

Please contact Dr. May-Newman at kmaynewm@mail.sdsu.edu if you are interested.

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