When Brady Moore, a biomedical engineering senior, first began his journey into the scientific world as a high school student, he could not have predicted the path he would take over the next four years. His biology teacher recommended a summer research internship at Rowan University that he eagerly pursued. He chose to attend Rowan as a freshman the following year.
This summer, Moore took part in another hands-on program directed by Rowan’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, called Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). The 10-week program hosted 12 undergraduate students from eight states: Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded 10 of the fellows and Rowan funded two more through its Division of University Research.
The NSF supports research sites that represent specific areas of interest with a focus on developing leaders in the field and igniting their passion for discovery, innovation and research, according to Dr. Mary Staehle, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering.