From left to right: Pei-Ying Wu (UF PhD student) and Sabrina Corbin (REU).
Two teachers from a local elementary school participated in the MRET program. This program places elementary school teachers into engineering labs in order to enhance their science instruction. The teachers complete a research project for the lab, and also develop a lesson for their students that relates to the lab’s area of investigation.
Sabrina is in the lab this summer participating with the REU Engineering for Healthcare program funded by the National Science Foundation. This program seeks out students with limited research opportunities to join UF labs and focus on engineering challenges in healthcare. Each student is assigned a research project for the summer and receives hands-on training and experience in partnership with engineering faculty and graduate student mentors.