March 1, 2022
MARC SCHOLARS WIN AWARDS AT the 2022 ILLINOIS LSAMP SYMPOSIUM
Two of our MARC scholars presented posters at the 2022 Illinois LSAMP Symposium: Samantha Macksey and Christian Torres. And they both won first place for best poster presentations in their respective categories, Mathematics and Molecular Biology. The symposium was held at the Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare hotel on Fri-Sat, February 25-26. We are so proud of them and the great presentations they gave. Please join us in congratulating Christian and Samantha!
November 14, 2021
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!
October 1, 2021
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 the symposium’s keynote address. This year’s keynote was by NEIU’s very own Dr. Samniqueka Halsey (B.Sc. 2011), now Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Dr. Halsey is also the recipient of this year’s NEIU’s Outstanding GOLD Alumni Award.
April 23, 2021
MARC Scholars present at the NEIU Student Symposium
MARC scholars presented their research at the 28th Annual NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium held virtually on Thu-Fri, April 22-23, 2021. Senior scholar, Vada Becker, won the award for best oral presentation in the Biology/Chemistry session while junior scholar, Erica Belloso, won the best poster presentation award in STEM. Congratulations to all our scholars!