Develop innovative education, outreach, and training programs across EBICS that will prepare students to become future researchers and education leaders in the new discipline.
To produce the next generation of researchers and a supporting community to nucleate and develop the nascent discipline for building living, multi-cellular machines. This requires a diverse group of leaders who are equally proficient in biology and engineering, prepared for future challenges in their careers in a global environment.
The EBICS education plan involves:
- developing an integrated graduate course that effectively merges the essential sciences & technologies needed to advance this new field
- establishing a graduate teaching consortium to offer a selection of synchronous & asynchronous courses
- nurturing the students’ leadership abilities by forming a student council
- enriching the students’ international experiences by internships with our international collaborators
- supporting student participation in GEM4 summer schools
- recruiting women and underrepresented minorities to participate in the EBICS summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program
- participating in student career development workshops and mentoring programs
EBICS Education Director
Dr. Linda Griffith - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Education & Diversity Programs Manager
Leslie McClain - Massachusetts Institute of Technology