Improving Healthcare through Engineering in Health and Life Science
Dr. Colbert will be spending his summer externship in Guatemala, working with the Global Public Service Academies. GSPA is a summer experience targeting high school sophomores and juniors. It works to make a difference in the developing world, advancing health care for those most in need. Dr. Colbert will work alongside a group of dedicated students and support the program’ faculty.
He will take foreign language and technical classes as he works with the GSPA team to:
1. Facilitate health screenings,
2. Conduct community health interventions such as hygiene or nutritional education,
3. Conduct research activities with a university professor and
4. Perform volunteer tasks, including physical labor.
This externship abroad will give Dr. Colbert a unique and possibly life-changing opportunity to learn about how science and technology are being used to improve health services and protect the fragile ecosystems in Guatemala. The experience will provide Dr. Colbert with a wealth of real-world experience to bring back to his classroom in the fall.
Wake Early College of Health and Sciences
Wake County Public School System
Dr. Robert Malkin, Duke University
National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Teachers