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 wins award from NEIU Department of Biology

Moraima won the Growth and Transformation Award from Department of Biology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL on May 14, 2020. Only a select few high-achieving Biology students win these awards upon graduation. We are so proud of you, Moraima! [more...]

Christian Wins Presentation Award at the 2020 ILSAMP Symposium

Our pre-MARC scholar, Christian Palaguachi, presented his research at the 2020 Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ILSAMP) Symposium in Lisle, Illinois.  Christian won  Best Oral Presentation Award in Science Education for his talk titled “Expressing and Linking Correct Fraction Understanding Through Verbal and Non-Verbal Representations”.  Congratulations, Chris!  February 28-29, 2020 [more...]