As part of Dr. Lam’s NSF CAREER grant an educational K-12 outreach program was created. Specifically, teaching math and science to hospitalized children using their own disease as the motivation and springboards for learning. Undergraduate students from the BME Department at Georgia Tech have created interactive teaching modules following GA educational standards for math and science directed towards in – patient and clinic children with sickle cell disease at CHOA-Egleston. This is a long-term educational outreach program that is dedicated to serving children in the community over time. In order to most effectively train our teachers and best serve the patients in need, we are looking for undergraduates who have taken BMED 1300 and are dedicated to volunteering beyond the first semester. You are only guaranteed to receive BMED special topics- depth elective credit for this class once. Continued participants will have the possibility to receive BMED research credit, at Dr. Lam and Dr. Hardy’s discretion.
For the Fall 2017 semester, new participants will have a unique opportunity to create and test new disease teaching modules following GA educational standards with pediatric patients at CHOA Egleston and Hughes Spalding campuses. Our new disease focus will be asthma, as well as continue working on Sickle Cell Disease, cancer, diabetes, and Cystic Fibrosis.
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