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High School Student Science Training Program

Dr. Williams gave an invited talk to over 90 high school students in UF’s Student Science Training Program (SSTP). Her talk with titled “Biomedical Engineering and Dr. Lakiesha Williams.” Dr. Williams talked about her path to becoming a BME professor, what sparked her interest in the field, her value for training the next generation of scientist, and BME being the wave of the future.


ACADEME: Advancing Careers in Academics with Diversity Education and Mentorship in Engineering

NSF ACADEME imageSince 2017 Dr. Williams has worked with a team of female and minority Investigators from the University of Akron and the University of Houston to give recent engineering PhD graduates or soon to be PhD’s the tools needed to excel in Academia. This is a two-week summer workshop where engineering scholars come together from across the country to enhance their pedagogical skills, networking skills, collaboration skills and so much more!

The most recent workshop took place in June 2019 at Mississippi State University. The team conducted the workshop with over 20 scholars from across the United States.