Kyle, Konofagou, Hess Win Columbia Seed Grant for Diversity Initiative

Oct 26 2020

Congratulations to Columbia BME faculty Aaron Kyle, Henry Hess, and Elisa Konofagou for their Seed Grant Award: INVOLVING COLUMBIA STUDENTS IN ENHANCING EDUCATION EQUITY THROUGH ENGINEERING DESIGN!



As Dr. Kyle's HYPOTHEKids (Hk) Maker Lab continues to expand into schools, we see an opportunity to enhance minority student education by enlisting the help of Columbia University students. The Goals of the proposed work are to:

  1. Recruit, train, and place Columbia students (undergraduates and graduates) in the schools where our engineering design process (EDP)-centric courses are taught in order to support the young underrepresented students’ education and foster a culture of education outreach in Columbia students.
  2. Create a (virtual and in-person) speaker series in which Columbia students and faculty share their scholarship and STEM journeys with high school students.

This project was funded through the Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education initiative of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

BME Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

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