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Date(s) - 03/26/2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Navigating (and Hopefully Receiving) BME-Related Funding from NSF

Stephanie George, PhD
Program Director for the Engineering of Biomedical Systems program within CBET at the National Science Foundation

Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Bio Sketch

Dr. Stephanie George is currently the Program Director for the Engineering of Biomedical Systems (EBMS) program within the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division (CBET) at the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Dr. George is on “loan” to the NSF from East Carolina University (ECU) where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering. She joined the faculty of ECU in 2010 after completing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at and Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech and Emory University.  Dr. George’s research applies engineering frameworks to address cardiovascular problems with particular emphasis on computational modeling and image processing.  Prior to her role at NSF, Dr. George served as PI for three NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site awards and Co-PI for an NSF ADVANCE Adaptation award.  Dr. George has been recognized for her achievements in integrating research, education and equity.  She received ECU’s 2017 Scholar-Teacher Award and was selected to participated in the Diversity and Equity Leadership Program (ECU), BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women (UNC System), and the BB&T Active Learning and Leadership Fellowship program (ECU).  Dr. George resides in a small town in eastern North Carolina with her husband and four children (ages 6 – 14).  Although the pandemic has created additional challenges for juggling work and family life, this past year has taught her to savor the tiny moments and bravely pursue unexpected opportunities.