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STEM Summer Scholars Institute 2010 Overview

Highlights

The IU-MSI STEM Summer Scholars Institute began the fourth summer program at the Indiana University Bradford Woods outdoor recreation facilities. Twenty-seven students from eight HBCU institutions attended orientation activities designed to bond students together for their summer of research. Students arrived on Friday, June 4, and spent the weekend with the Bradford Woods staff on increasing levels of activities from team building to canoeing to hiking to high-wire challenges. On Sunday, June 7, six students went to the IUPUI campus and 21 students went to the Bloomington campus to settle in campus apartments and prepare for introductions to their faculty mentors and lab environments. Three members of the 2010 Institute returned for a second year.

students about to go canoeing

The Summer Scholars represented the following institutions (the number from each in parenthesis): Alabama A&M University (1), IU Bloomington (2), Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (1), Jackson State University (7), Morehouse College (1), and Xavier University of Louisiana (1). There were also students from Elizabeth City State University (6), North Carolina A & T (4), Prairieview A & M (3), and Shaw University who participated in many of the support activities for the STEM Summer Scholars. Former Summer Scholar Institute participants, Byron Gipson, who also enrolled in the PhD program at Indiana University Bloomington, and Crystal Boston, who is enrolled in the PhD program at IUPUI, served as ambassadors for the institute.

During the course of the summer, Scholars had access to the library facilities, student recreation facilities, computing systems, research labs, campus bus service and dining facilities. Students had numerous opportunities to gather as a group at:

  • GRE seminars
  • Wednesday lunch research seminars
  • Poster presentation skills training
  • French Lick historical restoration trip
  • CIC SROP Summer Research Conference

Participants of the IU-MSI Summer Scholars Institute completed their summer program on July 30 at a poster presentation and closing luncheon at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington.

Participants

2010 STEM SSI Participants

Scholar Faculty Mentor Research Campus
Michael Austin Judy Qiu Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Jean Bevins Judy Qiu, Adam Hughes, Saliya Ekanayake Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Joyce Bevins Judy Qiu, Jong Youl Choi, Ruan Yang, Seung-Hee Bae Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Keenan Black Judy Qiu, Jong Youl Choi, Ruan Yang, Seung-Hee Bae Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
JerNettie Burney Judy Qiu Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Nadirah Cogbill Judy Qiu, Marlon Pierce, Yu (Marie) Ma, Xiaoming Gao, Jun Wang Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Brian Collins Sylvia Bigatti Psychology IUPUI
Brook Dawit Kay Connelly Nanotechnology Bloomington
Eric Drew Kay Connelly Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Joseph Duke Martin F. Jarrold Engineering Bloomington
Robyn Evans Judy Qiu Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Javar Gerald Minaxi Gupta Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Matthew Hardin Kay Connelly Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Eric Hollman D. Thomas Iseley Mathematics IUPUI
Brook Kassa Jaehwah (John) Lee Engneering IUPUI
Quincy Kea Minaxi Gupta, Rew Kalafut Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Kristen Lewis Peter Ortoleva, A. Singharoy, H. Joshi Computational Science Bloomington
Matthew May William Timberlake Animal Behavior Bloomington
Alyssa Middleton Jake Streepey, Rafael Bahamonde Exercise Physiology IUPUI
John Miles II Peter Ortoleva Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Cornelius Myles Judy Qiu, Jong Youl Choi, Ruan Yang, Seung-Hee Bae Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Bernard Nyuykongi Kay Connelly, William Hazelwood Informatics Bloomington
Asha Saravanamohan Dr. Sarah Koskie Engineering IUPUI
Christine Tchounwou Yuichiro (Yuro)Takagi Genetic Diseases IUPUI
La Sasha Walker Peter Ortoleva Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Ginger White Eli Blevis Informatics Bloomington
Constance Williams Judy Qiu, Jong Youl Choi Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Jessica Williams Alyce Fly, Allison J. Willis, Elizabeth A. Eaton, Beth Foland, Yi-Chun Lin Viral Pathogenesis Bloomington
Cortnie Wright Judy Qiu, Adam Hughes, Saliya Ekanayake Computer Science/Informatics Bloomington
Johnny Wright David Daleke Cancer Biology Bloomington

Sarah Larson
Program Coordinator
IU-MSI STEM Initiative
Indiana University
set9@indiana.edu
812-855-7463