GK-12 Program at Colorado State University!
This program is no longer active.
For questions contact Tom Chen
This inventive program was designed to train a new generation of scientists in biomedical science
and engineering who are inter- and multi-disciplinary in their training, better equipped for multilevel
communication across ages (GK-12) and fields(engineering, biology, and chemistry, computer science,
mathematics), and finally prepared to take leadership roles for scientific inquiry and progress
into the 21st century.
- Research component consists of activities in silicon sensor design, modeling,
and understanding how molecules move and the functions of multi-cellular tissues and organ systems
in response to external chemical and physical stimuli through intercellular communication.
- Education component involves graduate fellows and doctoral advisors collaborating
with K-12 teachers to make new STEM content using engineering approaches accessible to K-12 STEM
- Industry partners provide practical experiences for graduate fellows, teachers,
and K-12 students.