High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students Participate in Summer Research Symposium at Wayne State University

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High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students Participate in Summer Research Symposium at Wayne State University

By Julie O’Connor Wayne State University held a research symposium recently that gave students from 11 summer research programs an opportunity to showcase their gained knowledge from their recent experiences. Thirty-eight students presented on research topics such as relationship blast-induced tinnitus and hearing impairments; does treatment make cancer more dangerous; women’s qualitative and quantitative reports of “secret tests” they use to decrease uncertainty in developing relationships; and more. “Students from Wayne State University,...

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URC “Blue Economy Tour” First Stop: Macomb County’s Harrison Township

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URC “Blue Economy Tour” First Stop: Macomb County’s Harrison Township

Michigan’s University Research Corridor this month kicked off its “Blue Economy Tour” to discuss the findings of its 2014 “Innovating for the Blue Economy” report and ways to promote more water-related jobs and research in Michigan. Each tour stop will involve URC researchers and leaders from state and local government, educational institutions and economic development groups. Stops on the tour include Macomb County’s Harrison Township, Houghton, Muskegon, Traverse City and Bay...

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U-M Undergraduate Research Program Encourages Students to Continue Researching Into the Future

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U-M Undergraduate Research Program Encourages Students to Continue Researching Into the Future

Richmond Starbuck began classes at the university of Michigan after participating in the university’s summer research program. (Photo courtesy of U-M). For Richmond Starbuck, who returned to school at age 27 to study computer science at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provided a chance to pursue what he considered his “long-shot” dream of attending U-M. Having previously dropped out of high school and community college, he said he was “shocked” when...

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Lives Changed, Talents Enhanced by Student Opportunities to Become Researchers as Undergraduates

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Lives Changed, Talents Enhanced by Student Opportunities to Become Researchers as Undergraduates

Many Wayne State undergraduates are involved in research. (Photo courtesy of Wayne State University). By Kathy Barks Hoffman In addition to wearing their college hoodies, blue jeans and flip flops, students attending Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University are being encouraged to spend part of their undergraduate years in a white lab coat. All three of the schools are part of Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC), and all offer students a chance to participate in research projects as soon as...

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MSU Marshall Scholar ‘Sees’ Ways to Integrate STEM, Humanities in Research

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MSU Marshall Scholar ‘Sees’ Ways to Integrate STEM, Humanities in Research

Craig Pearson says his undergraduate research at Michigan State University helped him become a Marshall Scholar.  (Photo Courtesy of Kurt Stepnitz). By Shareé Fink Craig Pearson is just one of several thousand undergraduates at Michigan State University who are actively engaged in research and creative activity every year, side by side with graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty members. But Pearson, recently named a Marshall Scholar, really took to heart that common advice that college counselors give to students: leverage...

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