Our Outreach

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."

- Audre Lorde

The Moore Lab believes in action based on our values

We seek to create a community that CHAMPIONS all trainees with the inclusion and appreciation of differences in gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and race or culture.

Science Education

Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers
Dr. Moore and Aakanksha tour students from the UF  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (Jan. 2022 and Jan. 2023)!

Biomedical Engineering Society: Abstract Workshop             Dr. Moore worked with BMES to coordinate a workshop- "How to Submit the Perfect Abstract" with Christine Horejs, Editor of Nature Reviews Bioengineering in March 2023! Watch this recorded workshop here: https://www.bmes.org/how-to-submit-the-perfect-abstract 

Advocacy for Diseases

Lupus Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month: Dr. Moore joins Wellness Talk; A UF Wellness Podcast as a guest to discuss lupus research and awareness (May 2022).

2023 Walk to End Lupus Now
Lara leads the lab in supporting Lupus Research by organizing our lab's participation at the 2023 Walk to End Lupus Now in Washington DC! 

Spring 2024
Lara is now on the Lupus Research Foundation’s DC (or DMV) Outreach Committee! She’s so excited to get more involved in Lupus Outreach!

Curriculum Building

MRET Summer Program
Aakanksha gave lab tours for the Multidisciplinary Research Experiences for Teachers (MRET) summer program on July 13, 2021! This NSF-funded program allowed elementary school teachers the opportunity to learn more about research at the university.

Moore Wealth
After graduating with $65,000 student loan debt, Dr. Moore wanted to help other minorities pursuing higher education. She founded a non-profit organization, Moore Wealth, which focuses on financial literacy through seminars and scholarships for students of color

Fall 2023-Spring 2024
Dr. Moore is helping UMD BIOE help execute on our MARC T34! She’s leading financial literacy seminars for students in the MARC program.

K-12 Outreach

Littlewood Elementary Outreach
Dr. Moore shares our work with 5th graders through our partnership with Littlewood Elementary in Gainesville, FL in Jan 2021!

Inclusive Science

Dr. Moore along with Dr. Simpson, Dr. Whittington, and Dr. Roberts created BlackInBME. Black in BME is a resource created by a collective of Black BME trainees and faculty to amplify, support, and foster community for all self-identifying Black people in BME (created June 2021).

Justin Silberman and Alison Veintimilla serve as student representatives on the Materials Science and Engineering Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Coalition.

Dr. Moore co-chaired the AfroBioTech Conference for 2021. The goal of the conference is “to showcase the innovation, contributions, and leadership of our diverse engineering community while also inspiring the next generation of students and scholars” (Oct. 2021).

Inclusive Professional Development

BMES: How to Write a Perfect Abstract
Working with Christine Horejs, Editor of Nature Reviews Bioengineering, Dr. Moore helped coordinate a BMES seminar on writing Abstracts! Check it out here!

Scientific careers beyond academia
With Dr. Nesma Ibrahim, Dr. Moore co-organized a special session at BMES 2023 on alternative careers in BME beyond academia. Our speakers of honor included: Dr. Mercy Nyamewaa Asiedu, Dr. Victor Hernandez, Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler, and Daphna Fertil! 

Your belief and your work will speak for you.

- Maya Angelou 

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

- Maya Angelou