Ten undergraduate students from across the country will have the unprecedented opportunity to participate in the Nation’s only pediatric bioengineering program. The program is made possible due to the collaborative efforts of Emory University and Georgia Tech’s Biomedical Engineering Department, the Department of Pediatrics within Emory University's School of Medicine, Emory College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURE), and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Students will have the opportunity to not only work in a lab doing Pediatric Engineering research, but also will shadow clinicians to better understand pediatric medicine.
"This is one of the only training programs in the country focused solely on pediatric bioengineering," says Michael E. Davis, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory and director of the Pediatric Center for Cardiovascular Biology at Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Nearly $500,000 in funding over five years will allow 10 talented undergraduate students each year from around the United States to work for a pediatric engineering project over the summer. The students also will shadow clinicians to better understand childhood diseases and receive training in scientific reading, writing, and scientific processes.
All interested students should apply directly to the Emory SURE Program by clicking HERE, and select the PERSE program.