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 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 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.
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!!
Well done to all MARC scholars Moraima Noda, Amy Sticha, and Sergio Escobar, who presented their research at the NEIU’s 27th Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium on April 19, 2019! Sergio also won the Bernard J. Brommel Award for best poster presentation in STEM disciplines. Congratulations, Sergio!
MARC scholar, Moraima Noda at the 2019 Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ILSAMP) Symposium in Lisle, Illinois. Moraima won first place for best podium presentation in General Biology. Congratulations, Moraima! February 22-23, 2019
Our very own MARC alumnus, Robert Fidis, along with three other graduate students from Michigan State University, went to Capitol Hill to talk to different representatives regarding the importance of science funding.
To read more on the students’ experience in Capitol Hill, please check out the MSU news release: https://natsci.msu.edu/news/msu-biochemistry-graduate-students-advocate-for-science-on-capitol-hill/
Dr. Gustavo Arrizabalaga, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine, was invited to give a seminar titled “The curious life of the Toxoplasma gondii mitochondrion.” The MARC scholars had an opportunity to have lunch with him to discuss science and graduate school application process. February 19, 2019
Steven Thomas, Program Manager at The Graduate School of Michigan State University, came to discuss possibilities at his university to attend their annual Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP). January 15, 2019
MARC scholars, NEIU students, and faculty at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Indianapolis, Indiana. MARC scholars presenting their posters from top right corner are: Andre Herrera, Moraima Noda, Sergio Escobar, and Juliet Salivo. November 14-17, 2018