Broader impacts of the proposed activities: The proposed research will impact the field of biomaterials engineering not only by solving specific problems, but also by demonstrating the synergistic effects that arise from direct collaboration between experimental and computational scientists, an approach that will be essential to accelerate the development of nanotherapeutics. Moreover, we will expand our collaborative effort to educational and outreach activities at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Northwestern University (NU). Graduate and undergraduate students will be involved in incorporating the research into upper-level biomaterials courses to illustrate the role of computational methodologies. By developing new modules for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program and the summer training programs at JHU and NU, we will provide interdisciplinary training on biomaterials, nanotechnology, and computational methods to female high-school and undergraduate students. We will also promote participation of underrepresented groups in engineering via mentoring opportunities through the NSF-funded STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) program and broadly disseminate our findings to the public through outreach programs and lectures.
|Effective start/end date||9/1/13 → 8/31/17|
- National Science Foundation (DMR-1310211)