The Biomaterials Lab supports a wide array of training, education, and research opportunities. Much of this is only possible because of Rice's investment into the advanced and unique technologies available at the Biomaterials Lab.
The Biomaterials Lab has completed its second full academic year in operation. We're proud of the accomplishments we've achieved in this time, ranging from establishing the Annual Biofabricaion Workshop to hosting innovative research programs in complex tissue engineering and high school internships. This past year has been busy as we've expanded these programmatic offerings, and we are constantly looking for new ways to collaborate in making the world of biomaterials accessible, understandable, and innovative.
In this report, we cover the second full year of the Biomaterials Lab’s operations. The Lab has hosted and participated in a variety of activities. We continue to use the annual report as a benchmark to measure each year’s successes as we expand our research, education, and outreach initiatives. Our goal is to maintain an open dialogue with university administrators, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders along with students and users of the Lab. The insight we gain from this feedback guides the development of the Lab as both a physical space and that of a center of expertise. In this way, we hope to collaboratively develop the Biomaterials Lab research, education, and outreach programs. This report also provides an introduction to the Lab’s resources and involvement in workshops, seminars, and community engagement. Finally, future directions of the Lab are also presented.
For a full download, a PDF copy of the report is available here.