Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering

IBIOE Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 1

IBIOE is Proud to Announce its Call Me Doctor® Training Program
IBIOE Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 1, December 2010

Call Me Doctor<sup>®</sup>The CMD® program partners underrepresented IBIOE engineering and science doctoral fellows with education doctoral students and faculty members to deliver cutting-edge science and engineering concepts to the community and K-12 classrooms. The goal of the program is to leverage the skills and interests of the fellows, exciting and informing the public about cutting edge research. The fellows enhance their communication skills and gain a broader learning experience than they would in a traditional research environment.

CMD® Disciplines include Animal Sciences, Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

The CMD® graduate fellows program supports high-achieving Ph.D. students who have an interest in pursuing doctoral study in mathematics, sciences or engineering.

CMD® graduate fellows will receive awards ranging from $20,000 to $30,000 per year over four years; be teamed with a mentor who will serve as an academic, research and professional development adviser; work in the IBIOE collaborative, team-based research and training environments; participate in an IBIOE community service or a K-12 project relevant to their dissertation; and develop a multidisciplinary network of lifelong colleagues with both faculty members and fellow students.

CMD® graduate fellows are selected based on academic performance, standardized test scores, recommendation letters and commitment to community service, mentoring and/or teaching.

CMD® strives to provide fellows with an environment that offers access, assistance, and encouragement — one that promotes academic excellence and directs faculty involvement with student success.

The program supports high-achieving, underrepresented students who combine an interest in doctoral research in biomedicine with a passion for community service and/or K-12 education. Fellows may not be employed outside their discipline or department and may not accept other scholarships, fellowships, or assistantships without permission from their mentor and from the CMD® director.

Applicants must be previously accepted for graduate admission to Clemson University in order to be eligible and must be recommended for the program.