Matt Mian

2009 Program Co-Director

Matthew K. Mian, has been a part of InnoWorks since its first program in the summer of 2004. Since then, he has filled roles ranging from mentor to curriculum editor, and he is currently a member of the InnoWorks Board of Directors.

In 2006, Matt led development of the ¨Explorations¨ curriculum. He joined InnoWorks because he saw it as a chance to impart his curiosity and passion for science to students who would not otherwise have had access to expensive science enrichment programs.

Matt graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 2006, where he majored in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics and minored in Chemistry. In addition to his educational research conducted through InnoWorks, Matt led research projects in mathematics, biochemistry, chemistry, and cardiac electrophysiology.

Outside of the lab, Matt found time to teach both at Duke and in the Durham community. He also traveled abroad, repairing medical equipment in Nicaragua and teaching grade school children in Tanzania.

After graduating from Duke, Matt enrolled at Harvard Medical School, where he is currently a third-year student in the HST Division. At HMS, Matt conducted research on directing the differentiation of embryonic stem cells.

Ultimately, Matt hopes to pursue a career in academic medicine. His personal interests include tennis, basketball, travel, and napping.

InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards