In a recent news release from the North Carolina Biotech Center a dozen undergraduate projects have received $60,500!
From the news release:
The Undergraduate Research Fellowships match faculty mentors with science and engineering majors. Students across the state gain real-world research experience through these collaborative projects. For some awardees, these projects are first glimpses at biotechnology careers.
“These grants encourage talented students around the state to pursue biotechnology research projects that can inspire important career decisions,” said John Balchunas, director of workforce development at the Biotechnology Center.
“It’s vital that North Carolina, with the help of these kinds of Biotechnology Center programs, provide academically enriching experiences that connect undergraduates with futures in academia or industry.”
Awardees’ projects include a study of Echinacea to prevent premature birth, an analysis of potential insecticides, and an investigation of a possible contributor to dementia.
For more information about the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award, visit http://www.ncbiotech.org/undergrad_biotech