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Lauren Griggs

Director, Multicultural Engineering Program

Affiliation(s):

  • Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

112A Hammond Building

lag5817@psu.edu

814-865-6613

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Engineering Science, Nanomedicine Concentration, University of Virginia, 2012
  • Ph D, Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Lauren Griggs, N. T. Hassan, R. S. Malik, B. P. Griffin, B. A. Martinez, L. W. Elmore and C. A. Lemmon, 2017, "Fibronectin fibrils regulate TGF-ß1-induced Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition", Matrix Biology, 60-61, pp. 157-175

Conference Proceedings

  • Lauren Griggs, J. K. Stringer, F. Rankins and R. Hobson Hargraves, 2016, "Investigating the impact of a hybrid summer transition program", 2016-November

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, National Institute of Health: F31 GM121035, 2016 - 2018
  • T32 Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA), Vanderbilt University, 2018
  • College of Engineering, Graduate Student Commencement Speaker, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018
  • Presidential Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME): Student Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018
  • 8th International EMT Meeting Travel Award, TEMTIA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
  • BMES-NSBE Annual Meeting Student Travel Award, BMES-NSBE, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
  • Doctoral Scholars Dissertation Fellowship, Southern Regional Education Board, 2016
  • Alex Clarke Award for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
  • Phi Kappa Phi Susan E. Kennedy Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
  • Women in Engineering Best Poster, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering Research Poster Symposium, 2014
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014
  • Innovation and Career Development Travel Award, Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013
  • Best Student Presentation Award, Virginia Academy of Science Meeting, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Director, Director, Multicultural Engineering Program, Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion, July 2019

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, Trans-Institutional Programs: Small Group Learning Community Selection, Vanderbilt University, January 2019 - May 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Developer, Course Design Institute, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, January 2019 - May 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Developer, Certificate in College Teaching Seminar, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, January 2019 - May 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Mentor, Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity, Vanderbilt University, August 2018 - December 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Judge, Undergraduate Research Fair, Vanderbilt University, August 2018 - December 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Advisor, STEM-U-LINK Career Exploration Fair Exhibitor, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), January 2018 - May 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Engineering, Research Topic: Extracellular Matrix crosslinking in tumorigenesis, Vanderbilt University, May 2018 - July 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, Sistah Network, Vanderbilt University, August 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Advisor, STEM-U-LINK Career Exploration Fair Exhibitor, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), January 2017 - May 2017
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Judge, Guest Speaker/Judge for the World Smarts STEM Challenge pairs high school teachers and students from different countries on gender-balanced, collaborative teams., IREX World Smarts STEM, January 2017 - May 2017
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Director, Director, Community Engagement, Biomedical Graduate Student Council, Virginia Commonwealth University, August 2017 - May 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Event Coordination Fellow, Diversity Abroad Network, July 2017 - May 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Secretary, Biomedical and General Engineering Secretary, Virginia Academy of Science, August 2015 - May 2017
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Teaching Assistant, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Introduction to Biomechanics, Virginia Commonwealth University, January 2015 - May 2015
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Teaching Assistant, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Course: Biomechanics, Virginia Commonwealth University, August 2014 - December 2014
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, Virginia Commonwealth University, August 2014 - May 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Mentor, Dean’s Undergraduate Research Initiative, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 2014 - August 2014
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Graduate Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering, Research Topic: Fibronectin Mechanics in Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition, Virginia Commonwealth University, August 2012 - July 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Facilitator, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy, Course: Multicultural Education, University of Virginia, January 2012 - May 2012
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Vice President, The National Society of Black Engineers, University of Virginia, August 2011 - May 2012
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Programming Chair, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., University of Virginia, August 2011 - May 2012
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Advisory Committee Chair, National Engineering Academic Society, University of Virginia, August 2011 - May 2012
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, Research Topic: Proliferation Rate of Fibroblasts on Aligned Nanofiber Scaffolds, University of Virginia, June 2010 - May 2012
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Summer Bridge Counselor, Center for Diversity in Engineering Summer Bridge Programming, University of Virginia, June 2009 - July 2009
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Programs Chair, The National Society of Black Engineers, University of Virginia, August 2009 - May 2010
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Secretary, The National Society of Black Engineers, University of Virginia, August 2009 - May 2010
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, Diversity Scholars in Research Week, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 2017
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Developer, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Study Skills, Virginia Commonwealth University, July 2015
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Developer, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Study Skills, Virginia Commonwealth University, July 2016
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Developer, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Study Skills, Virginia Commonwealth University, July 2017