The NIL strives to reach out in ways that benefit UCSD, San Diego, and our entire community! Below are just some of the ways in which we’ve tried to help!
- Our research group is partnering with the IDEA engineering student center to integrate medicine, bioengineering, wireless, and gaming for K-12 STEM outreach. See our PhD student Mridu Sinha below teaching students at Morse high school about the heart!
- Dr. Coleman serves as a faculty mentor for the UCSD-Howard Partnership for Graduate Success program, in conjunction with the statewide University of California HBCU Inititiave. The summer 2013 mentorship of undergraduate students at Howard has resulted in multiple students now pursuing the PhD in Bioengineering at UCSD. More details here
From left, Nailah Seale and Daril Brown, recent Howard University graduates who did undergraduate research at UCSD and in the fall of 2014 will be PhD students in Bioengineering at UCSD. Nailah and Daril have also both won prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Photo above courtesy of the Howard University Office of University Communications. Below are photos from the Farewell event on August 15, 2013
- With Dr. Bill Massey from Princeton University, Dr. Coleman led UCSD’s hosting of the 19th Annual Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS), July 24-27, 2013. The event hosted K-12 students from the Town and Country Learning Center in San Diego; undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty researchers from institutions across the country; and researchers from industry. This event was sponsored in part by the office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCSD, the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD, the Division of Physical Sciences at UCSD, the Office of Graduate Affairs at UCSD, the National Science Foundation, and the National Security Agency. Photos are below (courtesy of Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications) and a press release about the event can be found here here.
- Dr. Coleman spoke about “tattoo electronics” to the Town and Country Learning Center in San Diego, CA on April 19, 2012
- Diego Mesa was recently selected to be a graduate student mentor to under represented minority students participating in the Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS) program setup by the Office of Graduate Studies!
- PI Coleman to serve as MC at the University of Michigan’s first annual ScholarPOWER academic awards banquet, coordinated by the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO)
- Epidermal Electronics featured on Science News for Kids