There are three 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 MSU and CSU
  3. Enhance student research training capacity and faculty interactions in the areas of biomedical science and engineering

ASPIRE scholars will be trained in laboratories at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and co-mentored by one of 29 core faculty members 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 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.