Education

Four trainee teams awarded CEMB Pilot Grants

By Annie Jeong on March 2, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Pilot grant awardees! Four trainee teams were awarded pilot funding to conduct interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, and cross-kingdom research. Check out the project titles and awardees below: The impact of proteoglycan structure on collagen fibrous network behavior Awardees: Dongning Chen (Penn) and Richard Vincent (NJIT) Characterizing the Piezoelectric Response...

What I Did for My Summer Vacation!

By James McGonigle on November 7, 2019

by Amanda Cottone and Jim McGonigle.   Our 2019 Summer Research Experience for Teachers program supported its 3rd cohort consisting of four high school STEM teachers from the Philadelphia area. Over the seven-week program, teachers immersed themselves in mechanobiology research at the University of Pennsylvania to engage in a real-world inquiry that marries science and engineering. […]

Applications Open for CEMB Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

By Annie Jeong on November 1, 2019

Applications are now open for the CEMB Summer Undergraduate Research Experience! During this 10-week immersive experience, rising juniors and sophomores from around the country engage in integrative, multidisciplinary research at UPenn or WashU campuses. In addition to becoming members of a lab, they also participate in professional development and communications workshops, grad school networki...

2019 Summer Undergraduates Conduct Novel Independent Research

By Annie Jeong on August 22, 2019

  The 2019 summer undergraduate research cohort consisted of 18 top undergraduates from around the country. Over the course of 10 weeks, the students became valued, contributing members of their research groups at University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to conducting novel independent research with graduate student and postdoctoral mentors, […]

Trainee Pilot Awards: Proposal Deadline Nears!

By James McGonigle on August 13, 2019

$10K TRAINEE PILOT AWARDS DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES CEMB encourages applications for up to 3 pilot awards of up to $10,000 each to pairs or groups of CEMB-affiliated trainees to carry out innovative and integrative pilot studies in mechanobiology. Open to any CEMB trainee affiliate (postdocs or graduate students) Each proposal must be submitted by a pair […]

Successful Summer: CEMB Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Washington University in St. Louis

By James McGonigle on August 27, 2018

(News item prepared by Patricia Widder, Wash U) The Washington University in St. Louis cohort of the CEMB Undergraduate Research Program had a productive and successful summer, with a full schedule of research, education, and outreach.  The 10-week program brought five students from four different universities to Wash U’s campus to work and learn in […]

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Summer Undergraduate Research in St. Louis and Philadelphia

By James McGonigle on July 6, 2018

(News item prepared by Ashley Wallace, UPenn) In spring 2018, students were selected from 200+ applicants to participate in the 2018 Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) summer undergraduate research program.  The 10-week summer program serves as a gateway to graduate studies and careers in the field of mechanobiology.  The goal is to not only provide undergraduate students […]

International Mechanobiology Symposium

By James McGonigle on May 25, 2018

This international symposium is being organized by the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology with support from the National Science Foundation. The symposium will cover emerging issues in forces that control living systems in both plant and animal cells. Registration is now open.REGISTER Symposium site located here:  CLICK

CEMB Celebrates the Philadelphia Science Festival

By James McGonigle on April 23, 2018

Andrei Georgescu, a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Dan Huh’s research group, presented the lab’s work at the Pennovation Center as part of the Penn’s celebration of “Be A Scientist Day” on Sunday, April 22. Dozens of activities, demonstrations, and talks made for a fabulous day to delve into the world of science and technology.  […]

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COMING THIS FALL: New CEMB core course: “Integrative Plant and Animal Mechanobiology”

By James McGonigle on April 11, 2018

CEMB is excited to announce that our core course “Integrative Plant and Animal Mechanobiology” has been approved for the fall semester. It will be offered at UPenn and WUSTL on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-12:00 Eastern Time, with lectures given at multiple sites and broadcast to all. At Penn, the course number is CAMB 711 (we’re working […]