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 Morgan State University and Coppin State University;
  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 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.