Carnegie Mellon University

Abbott Lab

Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Outreach Events

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Professor Abbott hosts a class for grades K-2 through the Gelfand Outreach Center.

Students at the classStudents at the class

Students at the classStudents at the classStudents at the class

Biomedical engineering hosts students from Homewood Children's Village

The Abbott lab showed the students the different steps of silk scaffold preparation and discussed characteristics of biomaterials.

Megan explains silk biomaterials to students.Children visit the BME department at CMU.

engineering sampler class

The Abbott lab did a class on Biomedical Engineering for the Gelfand Outreach Center focused on biomaterials and tissue engineering. 

Group shot at Engineering SamplerProfessor Abbott defining tissues to the class.

Professor Abbott explaining how scaffolds are used in tissue engineering.Student looking at cells under a microscope.

Lab tours

The lab hosts tours for high school and undergraduate members of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Middle School Day

Professor Abbott hosts the BME session at the annual Society of Women Engineers (SWE) event. The event aimed to help girls get a better idea of what engineering entails and offer them guidance and advice for pursuing a career in engineering. The BME session focused on the heart and had participants analyze the EKG signals of student volunteers.

Group shot at Middle School Day.Students use an EKG.

Students in one of the sessions of the BME class.Students in one of the sessions of the BME class.

Explore Engineering 

The Abbott lab had a tissue engineering booth with jello hydrogels of different stiffnesses and silk cocoons/fibers/scaffolds for children to interact with at the annual "Explore Engineering Day" at CMU hosted by CIT.

Lab members at Explore Engineering eventLab members at Explore Engineering event

Lab members at Explore Engineering eventLab members at Explore Engineering event

You are What You Eat

Professor Abbott hosts a class for grades K-2 through the Gelfand Outreach Center.

Students make models of the digestive track.Students draw the digestive track.

Students draw the digestive track.Students draw the digestive track.