Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Marketplace Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook

Grant Boosts Lehigh Bioengineering Program

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Comments
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 6 -- Lehigh University announced it will work with the state-funded Life Science Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania (LSGPA) on a federally funded program to develop a regional biotechnology research infrastructure and workforce.

The partnership will be supported by a $1.38 million federal National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to help give the university's year-old bioengineering program a technical entrepreneurial focus.

"In addition to new courses, we will be creating three bioengineering laboratories -- biopharmaceutical engineering, cell and tissue engineering, and bioelectronics and biophotonics," said Mohamed El-Aasser, dean of Lehigh's college of engineering and applied science. "The funding will help create biotech and clinical internship programs through partnerships with regional hospitals, medical schools and biotechnology firms."

Lehigh students began enrolling in bioengineering in 2002; more than 40 students now major in bioengineering.

LSGPA is a public/private venture with input and resources from government, business, universities and economic development partners. It works to enhance and translate discoveries in the life sciences into economic growth and job creation in Central Pennsylvania.

For more information, visit:
Nov 2003
ational Science Foundationife Science Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvaniaiotechnology researchLehigh UniversityNews & Features

back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2021 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, [email protected]

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.