Welcome RU’s NSF-STEP Summer 2014 Undergraduate Researchers!

The NSF-STEP Summer Research Experience is under way at Roosevelt University for the 18 undergraduates that have been accepted into the program. They are pursuing research projects in the areas of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, ecology, mathematics, and pharmacy under the guidance of 11 different faculty members. This is by far the largest class of undergraduate researchers to cap off the final year of this NSF grant funded program. Many other undergraduates are pursuing summer research for course credit or have been hired directly by individual faculty members who have been awarded grants to carry out their research.

At their orientation session last week Dean Gunzenhauser shared with them recent research on the lifelong benefits of those who pursue research as undergraduates and Prof. Leckrone, a co-PI of the grant, shared about the accomplishments of previous undergraduate researchers at Roosevelt. Prof. Wilson shared with them some tips about defining their research projects and how to get started. The students left orientation inspired and eager to get going with their research!

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From left to right: (top row) Naaman Stanley, Rebecca Immer, Noelle Pizon, Tierra Bluitt, Melissa Tan, Joshua McNeely, Bethany Hart, Sandy Mousheh, Heather Burmeiser, Kinnary Patel, (bottom row) Maria Ciocan, and Prof. Wilson
Not pictured: Arielle Nausieda, Autumn Chomenko, Carli Schlaker, DeMia Dominguez, Liza Kenny, Naj Alioualla, and Ryan Dalton. Photo credit: Prof. Gonzalez

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