This award from the Division of Chemistry (CHE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site at Georgia Southern University called CEMITURE (CollaborativE Multidisciplinary Investigations Through Undergraduate Research Experiences). The grant will be led by Professors Karelle Aiken and Evans Afriyie-Gyawu along with 10 other coordinators and mentors in chemistry, biology, engineering, and environmental toxicology. These accomplished professionals will engage participants in intensive research and professional development activities which will promote their growth as scientists.
CEMITURE participants will work directly with faculty mentors on their respective research projects in an environment where they develop the necessary skills and gain experiences that solidify their self-identities as scientists. The CEMITURE experience will be augmented by the active involvement of participants in educational, social and professional development activities which will include training in scientific communication and workshops on career preparation, leadership, and ethics.
The program is designed so that participants will build a community of scholars with their peers and Georgia Southern faculty; enhance their preparation for future success in graduate programs; endeavor to use their knowledge and expertise in science to make significant contributions to their own communities and the wider society; and gain a global perspective of STEM fields.
Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
Click here for the official award abstract from NSF.
Last updated: 2/1/2016