WiSci Alumni Event Featuring U.S. Dept of State Science Envoy Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum
The Event: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp
Student teams will prototype a new solution or technology to solve a public health challenge. Drawing on challenges in maternal and child health from Malawian hospitals, a menu of problems will be offered. A panel of Malawian biomedical engineers and clinicians will judge solutions and provide feedback to student teams. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about new health technologies designed by engineering students at Malawi Polytechnic.
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Bioengineering, Director or the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health, and Founder of the Beyond Traditional Borders Undergraduate Global Health Program at Rice University. She specializes in creating new technologies to provide health care to vulnerable populations. As a Science Envoy for Health Security, Dr. Richards-Kortum focuses on expanding access to American engineering research and curriculum to build engineering capacity and opportunities for U.S. collaboration on the continent of Africa.