Summer/Fall 2009 -- Volume 1 Issue 2 [ Return to Table of Contents ]
STEM Summer Scholars Institute
Participants of the 2009 IU-HBCU STEM (Indiana University-Historically Black Colleges and Universities Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Summer Scholars Institute completed their summer program on July 31st with a closing luncheon at the University Place Conference Center on the IUPUI campus. Students, family members, faculty mentors, university administrators, and staff came to celebrate the 22 students who took part in the institute. Prior to the luncheon students presented posters about their summer research. A week earlier, students presented these same posters at the CIC SROP (Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunity Program) Conference at the University of Michigan with 418 other students from across the country.
The Summer Scholars began the institute with an orientation weekend at the Indiana University Bradford Woods Outdoor Recreation complex. Following the weekend, students were transported to their campus apartments to settle in for the next eight weeks. The 2009 cohort included nine students in research labs on the IUPUI campus and 13 on the Bloomington campus. Students worked full-time conducting research during the institute but also had several opportunities to gather as a group for social/educational trips. These included a trip to French Lick, Indiana, to see the historic restoration of landmark hotels, a trip to the Indianapolis 500 track and museum, and various activities at the Indiana Black Expo. Students also had regular luncheons where they heard from faculty members who discussed their research and educational journeys to the professoriate.
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