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.


Women in Science Conference, March 12 & 26, 2021

Drs. Church and Stojkovic are chairing the Women in Science Conference co-organized by Chicago CHEC and our MARC Program with a student career panel on Friday, March 12, and a mentoring event on Friday, March 26, 2021 among other activities on those dates. Click here to register. [more...]

Year-End Celebration with Scholars, Faculty Mentors, and Alumni

Although it would have been so much nicer to gather in person over some food and drinks, we still had a wonderful time at out year-end celebration event on December 11, 2020. Our hearts melted when our MARC and NEIU alumni also joined the call: Leslie Carrillo, Alejandra Villegas, Terry Blasczak, and Kevin Gallagher. Cheers to … [more...]