In alignment with the mission of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) to serve the veterans, our laboratory has a strong interest and an established track record in promoting the educational development of military veteran college students from Cañada College, a Hispanic-serving local community college.  To integrate our research with educational outreach, Dr. Huang frequently performs various activities, including guest lecturing on fundamental bioengineering concepts in a STEM seminar series at Cañada College; and by providing a research experience for Cañada veteran undergraduate students in our laboratory.  Our goal is to ultimately increase the participation of veterans and underrepresented minorities in STEM-related education and careers.

2018

June

Adam Davies, a rising junior at University of California Davis, joins the laboratory as our summer intern through a funded grant from the US Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.

May

Dr. Huang was among three faculty who have outreach talks to undergraduates about "Bringing Diversity To Science." The talks were organized by the Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Council of the American Heart Association.  The talks were held at Cañada College, a Hispanic-serving local college with a large veteran population.

2017

August

We are honored that the national veteran publication,Veterans Affairs Research Currents, featured two veteran undergraduates in our lab, Nick Mezak and Nick McMenomy and their interest in biomedical research. Read it here.

June

Nicholas McMenomy, a veteran an undergraduate student at San Jose State University, joins the laboratory as our summer intern through a funded grant from the US Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.

2015

July

Veteran undergraduate researcher Nicholas Mezak was featured in the Veterans resource publication, G.I. Jobs, for his research in the Huang lab.  Nick strives to inspire other Veterans to pursue research biomedical careers. Link.

March

Ngan Huang gave an invited lecture at a STEM Seminar Series at Cañada College on "Stem Cell Approaches to Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering"

2014

August

We welcome Nick Mezak, a Veteran college student from Cañada College for a research internship in the Huang lab!