Carnegie Mellon University Biomedical Engineering (BME) PhD student Erica Comber, a student in the laboratory of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Keith Cook, PhD, Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Education at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in its Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Bioengineered Organs Initiative, has been awarded the 2020 Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Grant by the Women in Engineering Division (WIED) of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). The award covers expenses associated with Ms. Comber’s presenting her research at the 2020 ASEE conference. Ms. Comber has served as a teaching assistant for BME senior design for two years, working under CMU’s Conrad Zapanta, PhD. Her education research at CMU aims to provide students with a capstone design course that mimics the work dynamic between Biomedical Engineers and Industrial Designers in the medical device industry.
Illustration: Carnegie Mellon University (Comber)/McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (Cook)
Congratulations, Ms. Comber!