The National Institutes of Health MARC U-STAR Training Program at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is a comprehensive educational program for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students which includes:

  • Innovative curriculum developments integrated into the program of study across STEM disciplines,
  • Opportunities to participate in research in a variety of contexts, including prestigious research universities,
  • Structured mentoring and advising, and
  • Financial support

MARC U-STAR is intrinsically interdisciplinary, and includes faculty and departments across the STEM disciplines at NEIU.


Moraima and Luis win awards at ABRCMS

Five MARC scholars and four other NEIU students presented their research at the 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Anaheim, CA, November 13-16. Three of our Northeastern students won awards: Luis Aldama, Moraima Noda (both MARC scholars), and Grace Yun, an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology. Congratulations to all of you! … [more...]

Annie Fritz wins award at ECI ACS Conference

Annie just received another award for outstanding poster presentation at East Central Illinois American Chemical Society (ECI ACS) Undergraduate Research Conference held at University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign on Nov 16.  This is the second award within a month that Annie receives for presentation of her research. Congratulations on your great work, Annie! [more...]