We are engaged in our broader community through multiple outreach activities for K-12, undergraduate & graduate research and professional development, and public education.
K-5 Hands-On Learning
We have partnered with The Lincoln School, Providence, an all-girls K-12 school, to develop and implement in-class activities on skeletal and cardiac muscles (1st grade), the circulatory system (3rd grade), and stem cells & their environment (5th grade).
K-12 Outreach to Underrepresented Groups
We actively participate in Brown-organized science conferences and local workshops (on campus and off) aimed at engaging and exciting our local youth from groups underrepresented in STEM through interactive lessons for learning something fun about our research.
Undergraduate Research and Mentoring
We mentor undergraduates in independent summer research projects through multiple programs, including the Leadership Alliance, Brown's partnership with Tougaloo College, and Brown's Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs).
Graduate Student & Postdoc Mentoring
Not only does Dr. Coulombe recruit a diverse group of graduate students & postdocs to her group, but she also volunteers to serve on panels to advise trainees on professional development issues like applying for fellowships and negotiating a job offer; teaches a module on "Demystifying the PhD" with leaders of the NIH-funded Initiative to Maximize Student Development grant to serve underrepresented groups on campus; and serves as the Director of Graduate Study for Biomedical Engineering.
We aim to inspire and educate our community through forums that promote a love of learning towards science and engineering, awareness of current biomedical engineering advances, and personal heart health.