Duke BME Instructor Wins Service-Learning Award

April 17, 2019

Kevin Caves

Duke biomedical engineering instructor Kevin Caves has been named the winner of the faculty 2019 Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award at Duke University.

The honor recognizes a faculty member for commitment to the ideals of service‐learning.

He teaches the BME 460L: Design for People with Disabilities, in which students create assistive technology that allows older people or people with disabilities to live and work more independently.

Caves advises the student group Project Tadpole, which modifies and fixes toys for physically challenged children and helps teach their parents how to do the same. He was also a part of the 2018 Teaching for Equity Fellows Program.

At the Duke University School of Medicine, he is a clinical associate in the departments of Surgery and Medicine.

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