Aaron M. Kyle, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Columbia University. He believes that engineering design is a foundational skillset that should be taught to students early and often. The tangible achievements that arise when students apply design to real-world biomedical problems will motivate them to pursue STEM careers and stimulate the next generation of innovators. With this he mind, he co-founded the Hk Maker Lab, a suite of programs focused on introducing high school students, particularly those from minority groups and underserved schools, to the engineering design and biotechnology. Since its inception in 2014, the Hk Maker Lab has trained over 70 high school students in engineering design and provided many of them with biotechnology internships. The program has received meritorious funding from the National Institutes of Health SEPA program and continues to expand, serving more students throughout NYC.
Associated SEPA Project(s)
Enhancing Secondary School STEM Education For Students and Teachers Through Biomedical Engineering Design
R25OD021905-01 : 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2021