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

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! You make us so very proud!

Northeastern students at ABRCMS in Anaheim, CA, November 2019. From left to right: Natalie Hernandez, Moraima Noda, Dr. Emina Stojkovic, Rut Ortiz, Luis Aldama, Sergio Escobar, Mehdi Khan, Yuriy Khlopas, Dr. Joseph Hibdon.

ABRCMS 2019 award winners Luis Aldama (left) and Moraima Noda (right) with their faculty mentor, Dr. Emina Stojkovic at 2019 ABRCMS Conference in Anaheim, CA.

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!

Dr. Julie Libarkin – keynote speaker at the SCSE Research Symposium

We had the pleasure of inviting Dr. Julie Libarkin, Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies at Michigan State University, as the keynote speaker at the SCSE 11th Annual Research Symposium on Friday, September 27, 2019. Dr. Libarkin’s talk, “Drawing on Science”, focused on research that analyzes drawings to understand how people perceive, understand, and make decisions about the Earth.

New MARC scholars inducted at the SCSE Research Symposium

New MARC Scholars were inducted at the Student Center for Science Engagement 11th Annual Research Symposium on Friday, September 27, 2019. Vada Becker and Luis Aldama were admitted into the program for the full scholarship, while four very deserving students, Lawannah Boyden, Nadine Fields, Annie Fritz, and Christian Palaguachi, were accepted as pre-MARC scholars.

Our scholars also presented their summer research projects at the SCSE Symposium.

Dr. Church wins Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor Award

Dr. Church has received the 2019 Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor Award award during graduation. Dr. Bernard J. Brommel, Professor Emeritus, Communication, Media and Theatre, established this award to be given annually to the tenured/tenure-track faculty who best demonstrate excellence in research and scholarship.  This is the 13th year that this award has been presented to NEIU faculty. As the Brommel Distinguished Research Professor, Dr. Church will be presenting her research during the Fall 2019 semester.


MARC U-STAR Thesis Defenses

Josué Franco and André Herrera successfully defended their research theses on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Both Josué and André worked under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Saszik, Associate Professor in the Psychology Department. Josué presented his research on “Post traumatic brain injury effects on mobility, social anxiety, and olfaction in the zebrafish model,” while André presented his research “Ganglion cell contribution to the zebrafish ERG.” André and Josué are going to continue their graduate studies at Michigan State University. Congratulations and all the best in the future, Josué and André!!