Education & Outreach

A true unification of the physics of biological function requires educating a new generation of scientists. The Center engages a diverse group of prospective scientists early on in their careers by running a summer school aimed at advanced undergraduates, specifically targeting students who may not normally have the chance to experience the biophysical sciences. We recruit and mentor postdoctoral fellows from a wide variety of disciplines collectively, beyond the conventional confines of individual research groups. For further professional and scientific development, a series of seminars and symposia both at Princeton and at CUNY keep Center members connected to the wider research community, as well as providing opportunities for participation by scientists all along the Northeast Corridor. Finally, the Center engages the general public through a series of public lectures in New York City meant to convey the excitement and innovation of biophysics using examples relevant to everyday life.