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.


2021 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

All MARC scholars  presented their research projects at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS),  held virtually Nov. 10-13.  Christina Rouhotas (Biology) and Michele Ocana (Psychology) also won presentation awards in the disciplines of Developmental Biology & Genetics and Social & Behavioral Sciences, respectively. Congratulations to all! [more...]

Our scholars presented their summer research at the SCSE Research Symposium

The Student Center for Science Engagement (SCSE) 13th Annual Research Symposium on Friday, October 1, 2021, was once again virtual this year. Nevertheless, it featured 36 great research presentations from all STEM disciplines, including our very own MARC scholars. It has become now a tradition that our MARC Program partners with the SCSE to sponsor … [more...]