Todd McDevitt and the members of his laboratory are active in a variety of educational and outreach programs to engage the broader San Francisco community. 
 

 

Todd McDevitt Outreach Activities

  • Advances in Tissue Engineering. “Stem cell tissue engineering.” Lecturer, August 2014. Rice University, Houston, TX.
  • IEEE Atlanta Chapter. Stem Cell Research at Georgia Tech, April 2014.
  • GEM4. Keynote lecturer “Engineering stem cell environments to direct cell fate and morphogenesis.” September 2012. Imperial College, London, UK.
  • International Advanced Course on Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing. Co-organizer and Lecturer, April 2013. Algarve, Portugal.
  • From 2D Biology to 3D Medical Solutions. Lecturer, Advanced Short Course, August 2013. University of Nova Gorica Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Slovenia.
  • The Creative Scientist. "'Feeling the spaces' in Regenerative Medicine," June 2013.
  • TEDxGeorgia Tech, “Personalizing medicine: what the future holds for you and your stem cells,” Nov 17, 2012.
  • International Bone and Mineral Society BoneKEy webinar, “The use of stem cells for bone repair and regeneration: dream or reality?,” Panelist, June 12, 2012.
  • 2nd Interrogations at the Biointerface Advanced Summer School. Lecturer, June 2012. Barcelona, Spain.
  • GEM4. “Engineering stem cell differentiation.” Lecturer, June 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.
  • The Richmond Georgia Tech Club Spring Dinner (Georgia Tech Alumni Association), “Stem cells – the truth behind the hype”, Richmond, VA, May 9, 2012.
  • On the Fly Consumer Reports, “Stem cell research,” Atlanta, GA November 29, 2011.
  • The Center for Life Enrichment, “Stem cells,” Highlands, NC, July 8, 2011.
  • GEM4, “Engineering stem cell differentiation,” June 2011. View video.
  • The Northern California Georgia Tech Club, “Stem cells – what’s the real deal?” San Francisco, CA, February 23, 2011.
  • Caerus Point Career Guidance company, “Biomedical engineering,” October 1, 2010. View video.
  • Buzz on Biotechnology, “Stem cells,” September 18, 2010.
  • 2010 Chinese Biomedical Engineering Forum, “Stem cell engineering,” Beijing, China, August 8, 2010.
  • ACC Meeting of the Minds, Undergraduate Research Panel, April 16, 2010.
  • Inside the Black Box (WREK radio show) “Stem cells,” February 17, 2010. Listen here.
  • BMES Georgia Tech seminar, “Recommendation letters,” October 13, 2009.
  • Georgia Tech Parent’s Weekend, “True confessions from a stem cell researcher,” September 25, 2009.
  • Human Embryonic Stem Cell Toolbox Workshop, lecture, “Engineering pluripotent stem cell differentiation via local and global mechanisms,” September 2, 2009.
  • Math Science Partnership program, Georgia Tech & Fulton County schools, “Stem cell research: confounding the controversy,” June 17, 2009.
  • BMES Georgia Tech seminar, “Applying to graduate school,” November 20, 2009.
  • BBUGS Professional Development Seminar, “Professional societies,” April 25, 2008.
  • Alpha Eta Mu Beta (Georgia Tech BME Honor Society), seminar, “Applying to graduate school programs,” April 3, 2008.
  • Mapping Stem Cell Research” movie premiere discussion, Decatur, GA, December 18, 2007.
  • Duke Conversations, Durham, NC, October 19, 2007.
  • BBUGS Techniques Symposium, seminar, “Stem cells in tissue engineering,” June 26, 2007. 
  • Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers, lecture, “Stem cells in 2007: Where do things REALLY stand?” June 22, 2007.
  • Human Embryonic Stem Cell Toolbox Workshop, lecture, “Cardiomyocyte differentiation of human embryonic stem cells: characterization methods & potential applications,” April 3, 2007.
  • Human Embryonic Stem Cell Toolbox Workshop, lecture, “Cardiomyocyte differentiation of human embryonic stem cells: methods & applications,” July 19, 2006.
  • Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers, lecture, “Stem cell engineering: translating biology into regenerative therapies,” February 22, 2006.
  • GTEC Undergraduate Researchers Summer Seminar Series (Summer 2006). Scientific communication skills & ethics
  • National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Student Conference 2005, hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, presented “Stem cell therapies: taking an engineering approach”, November 18, 2005.
  • Fort Valley State University, seminar, “Communications skills for scientists and engineers,” July 15, 2005.
  • GTEC Undergraduate Researchers Summer Seminar Series (Summer 2005). Scientific communication skills & ethics
  • Forward Arts Foundation, stem cell discussion, November 1, 2004.


McDevitt Lab Supported Programs and Activites while at Georgia Tech

  • Director of the Stem Cell Biomanufacturing IGERT
  • Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)                 
  • Buzz on Biotechnology
  • BBUGS Annual TECHnique Symposium
  • The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC)
  • Georgia Intern Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT)
  • Graduate Leadership Program
  • Stem Cell Laboratory Tours

Other activities that the McDevitt lab participate in include offering demonstrations and lab tours to K-12 students, teachers and parents, leading discussions with educational and social community groups, providing research experiences for undergraduate students and internship opportunities for high school students, and giving presentations on scientific ethics and communication skills.

 

  • Todd Lecturing