December 07, 2016

New federal grant: A win-win for science education at three Michigan higher education institutions

University of Michigan, Henry Ford College and Wayne County Community College District team up for better teaching and learning in biomedical science

Drs. Christian Nwamba and Desiree Meyers, faculty at WCCCD faculty mentors, talk with one of the first IRACDA fellows, U-M physiology postdoctoral fellow Victor Cazares, Ph.D.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — They’re at two different ends of the higher-education journey: some just starting out on associate’s degrees, the others finishing up advanced training after earning a doctorate in biomedical science.

But there’s a lot they can teach one another, with the help of their professors.

Through a new five-year federal grant totaling $3.64 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the two types of “learners” will come together for science and engineering education at two of Southeast Michigan’s colleges.

Both Henry Ford College and the Wayne County Community College District have signed on to allow University of Michigan Medical School and College of Engineering postdoctoral fellows to co-teach in their classrooms, working alongside their faculty.

To read more about this unique partnership, click the below link.