Our lab had a great time teaching middle school aged students from Howard W. Bishop Middle School about Traumatic Brain Injury using an egg model. We hope the students now understand the important role our physiology plays in protecting our brains and how external protection aids also!
Our lab had the privilege to host a lab tour with demos on how material properties such as elasticity are tested, how tissue samples are stained for structure identification, and how 3D models can be printed and used in the lab.
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.
Since 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.
Fourth and Fifth graders came to learn about the magical world of biomechanics. TM3 lab members had playdough models of soft tissues to explain biomechanics concepts.
Tissue Mechanics, Microstructure, and Modeling Lab
1275 Center Drive, JG-56
Biomedical Sciences Building
PO Box 116131
Gainesville, FL 32619