Fort Lewis College has been awarded a five-year $1,185,000 grant from the National Institute of General and Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.
The funding comes from the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) and will provide support to undergraduate students at FLC, who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, prepare for graduate training in a research-based Ph.D. program. The Principal Investigator of the grant is Steven Fenster, professor of Biology and associate dean of the Division of Science, Engineering, & Mathematics.
The FLC U-RISE grant replaces the highly successful FLC MARC grant. Over the past 10 years, the MARC grant has funded research activities for 30 students with many matriculating to highly competitive graduate programs in the sciences including the University of California-Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Johns Hopkins University, University of Arizona, University of California-San Francisco, and many others.
U-RISE is centered around creating an inclusive research environment for students. Faculty will be focusing on students’ skills development, research rigor and reproducibility, and responsible and safe conduct of research. Students will participate in peer recruitment and cohort-building activities as well as networking with professional scientists. Read More...