Engineering World Health at UCI.
Founded by two IGERT LifeChips Fellows and three other graduate students, Engineering World Health at UCI is an interdisciplinary campus organization that originated from the biomedical engineering department. This organization aims to leverage the skills, the minds, and the hearts of talented people to facilitate both innovation and action in improving the medical status of those that are unfortunately living in conditions that are nothing short of abject poverty. Engineering World Health at UCI’s vision is to continually hold a competitive annual conference that invites all the UCI community to come up with transformative health care solutions for resource poor settings and help exceptional teams apply to national conferences and design competitions to get the word out. The underlying idea of “making it competitive” is that if you keep pushing the frontier of lower cost without sacrificing the quality of the medical technology, any successful product that is made for the developing world also has a good chance of being appropriate in the developed world. Read More
Rocket Science Tutors.
Several IGERT LifeChips fellows have volunteered with the Rocket Science Tutor (RST) organization. RST’s mission is to ensure America’s technological future by generating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) interest in middle school students by augmenting classroom math/science education with real-world examples and technical professionals in a SUSTAINED program. Read More