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  1. As part of the PI's outreach, a course-based undergraduate research experience engaged undergraduate women in research from examining the literature to identify a gap, formulating a research hypothesis, designing experiments to test the hypothesis, analyzing the data, writing and submitting an abstract and presenting the research to the scientific community. This project was as follows: Current clinical approaches to repair breast damage from cancer resection, injury, or deformity focus on synthetic implants or autologous muscle grafts. While there are drawbacks and benefits to each, neither restore the function lost should the woman desire to nurse children. Tissue engineering methods have the potential to restore breast tissue volume and function that circumvent the reconstructive limitations of contemporary surgical procedures. There is a large body of research on breast tissue engineering; however, much of the research focuses on restoring breast volume rather than breast function and seek to replace the missing tissue with fat or muscle.​ Here, we aim to develop a scaffold capable of supporting both breast adipose and glandular tissue (the main components of breast tissue) towards restoring both form and function to the breast.