Outreach and Education
The Raghavan Lab is committed to the educational and outreach mission of introducing bioengineering broadly, so more people can occupy the BME space. The more diverse the individual identities in BME, the better we collectively solve health problems. We strive to create an aware BME community that will throw the weight of bioengineering towards solving critical health inequity.
As a part of the BME Graduate Student Association, Raghavan lab grads organized the annual grad symposium! This symposium was a great way to build science communication skills!
Meme-fying Biomaterials - Fall 2022
Learning can be so much more fun when it is relatable! Third year BME students learned mechanical properties of materials through memes, guided by Dr. Raghavan!
K-12 Immersion into BME - STEM Curriculum - Summer 2022
Grad students Abbie and Sabrina created a week long BME curriculum that introduced middle and high school students to biomechanics, biomaterials, and biophotonics!
SFB Women's Networking Lunch - Spring 2023
Dr. Raghavan co-organized a women's networking lunch at the annual meeting for the Society of Biomaterials - "Being a Women in Business from a Women in Academia"
Grant Writing for Graduate Students - Fall 2022
Dr. Raghavan participated in a panel geared towards grant writing for graduate students. The panel was organized by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.
BME UNITE Future Faculty Seminar - 2021, 2022
Dr. Raghavan co-organizes a future faculty seminar series through BME UNITE (Under Represented Needs in Technology and Engineering) to increase the visibility of minoritized postdocs on the faculty job market!
Service Roles - 2023
Members of the Raghavan Lab take on other service roles, both at Texas A&M University and the broader BME Scientific Community!
Society for Biomaterials
Dr. Raghavan serves as the Vice-Chair for the Immune Engineering Special Interest Group in the Society for Biomaterials. She also serves as a member on the DEI Committee.
BME Graduate Student Association
Abbie Clevenger: Vice President
Sabrina VandenHeuvel: Webmaster
Arpita Mohapatra: Mentorship Chair
Claudia Collier: GPSG Rep
Dr. Raghavan is a part of the BME UNITE Collective - a group of academics advocating for and acting on changing the future of BME.