There are four main goals of the program:

  1. Prepare the next generation of broadly trained biomedical engineers for careers in diverse academic environments which combine research and teaching;
  2. Increase STEM student retention and graduation rates at 2 Maryland HBCUs: Morgan State University and Coppin State University;
  3. Enhance research exposure for undergradaute students and faculty interactions in the areas of biomedical science and engineering;
  4. Be a part of an active, supportive group of future researchers who can teach well.

ASPIRE scholars will be trained in laboratories at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and co-mentored by a core faculty member in the Whiting School of Engineering together with a clinical faculty member in the School of Medicine.

Scholars will participate in pedagogy training workshops at JHU and Morgan State, as well as a teaching practicum at either Morgan or Coppin State, earning a Teaching Academy Certificate after successful completion of the workshops and practicum.

Postdocs will be part of a vibrant multi-institutional community, and will have the opportunity to mentor Morgan and Coppin students on research projects at Johns Hopkins.