Lauren Griggs to lead Penn State's College of Engineering's Multicultural Engineering Program
Lauren Griggs, a BMES member, has been selected to direct Penn State College of Engineering's Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP), the university announced.The program is open to all engineering students with the goal of fostering community for traditionally underrepresented students in the field, according to the announcement.
MEP is housed within the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion (CEOI), which includes several programs designed to support students as they navigate their undergraduate and graduate engineering studies.
Griggs most recently completed postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University, after earning her doctoral degree in biomedical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), according to the article.
“As a graduate student and postdoctoral scholar, I had the opportunity to engage with undergraduate students in the lab,” Griggs said in the announcement. “That's where I discovered my true passion of mentoring students.”
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