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Science Research Education Enhancement Program


HS-STEM MARC program activitySREEP, Pathway to Success in STEAM at Southern University "A Cradle to the Grave preparation Program"

The Science Research and Education Enhancement Program (SREP) aims to increases the retention of science major and prepare them for entry into competitive PhD programs across the country.  The program consists of a series of activities designed to increase the number of students engaged in research, beginning at the pre-freshman year.   These activities can be viewed in (Fig. 1). Phase one (pre-freshman enrichment) involves (1) a rigorous 21-day Science Boot Camp designed to positively impact the success of incoming freshmen in science (students who will join the program during their junior year) by giving them a jump-start on course content and teaching them cognitive scientific strategies and learning skills; (2) a 10-week summer research program designed to introduce participants to scientific research and match each student with an academic and research mentor; (3) establishment of faculty-student and peer-peer learning groups for discussion and implementation of sustainable strategies for success at SUBR; and (4) engagement in a "STEM Living and Learning Community"-STEM-LLC. Phase two (freshman and sophomore enhancement) involves intense research training and professional development. We will provide (1) intramural and extramural research training; (2) systematic mentoring experiences in concert with the nationally renowned Timbuktu mentoring style; (3) access to supplemental instruction in "gate keeper" courses; and (4) peer-peer mentoring and professional development workshops. These enhancement and skill-building activities will facilitate the transition into phase three (Junior and senior enhancement), which consists of concentrated hypothesis-driven research and associated research activities. In this phase of training, students will refine their research skills, increase writing proficiency, enhance their scientific knowledge, and build confidence and self-esteem as well as foster long-term interpersonal skills with peers and faculty. The final training phase is preparation for graduation and graduate and medical school, which involves mock interview activities, visits to graduate schools and navigating the graduate/professional school application process.  


Science Research Education Enhancement Program

2013-2014

"A cradle to the Grave Preparation Boot Camp 2013-2014"

IMG_2047.JPGThe 2013-2014 SREEP program is a Thurgood Marshal College Funds Sponsored Science Research Education Enhancement Program (TMCF's-SREEP) at Southern University. The TMCF's-SREEP at SUBR is a research and academic career preparation program within the College of Sciences and Agriculture designed to help students get the most out of their first two years at SUBR. Our cradle to the Grave P-reparation Boot Camp is a special program during the summer and fall that makes the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible thus enhancing and strengthening their academic preparedness in the biological and chemical sciences.  The benefit of this exciting program is that it provides: (1) A rigorous 21-day Science Boot Camp designed to positively impact the success of incoming first year students who will join the program by giving them a jump-start on course content, cognitive scientific strategies and learning skills; (2) A 10-week summer research program designed to introduce participants to scientific research and match each student with an academic and research mentor; (3) Engagement in a "Science Living and Learning Community"-SLLC; and (4)  Placing students in a year round concentrated hypothesis-driven research and associated research activity.


Science Research Education Enhancement Program

2012-2013

"Pathway to Success in STEAM 2012-2013"

SCC-SOT 2012-STEM November 2012 071.jpgTen STEM major participate in the SREEP program durin2012-2013.  Several undergraduate research students from the College of sciences received awards for their research at three different research conferences in 2012-2013. Our student made platform and poster presentation at The 30th Annual Meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Society of Toxicology  November 2-3, 2012 in Little Rock, AR,  The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, November 9-12th 2012 in  San Jose, California and The Beta Kappa Chi, National Institute of Science, 70th Annual Meeting, March 13-17, 2013 Reston, VA.  Annie Clark and Lionel Brown won award for participating award and Lionel Brown won fourth place in the undergraduate poster section at SOT meeting.  Mr.  Augusta Robinson won third place poster presentation at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, and second place platform presentation at The Beta Kappa Chi, National Institute of Science, 70th Annual Meeting.


Science Research Education Enhancement Program

2010-2011

"Living and Learning in a STEAM Community"

410 The year's SREEP sponsored by LS-LAMP and the MERG comprise of two juniors, two sophomores, three freshman and one high student.  Program participants completed a ten weeks research projects, an "Organic Vocabulary Builder" boot camp, and present their research findings at several research conferences. During the program, eight of the fellows attended The Society of Toxicology meeting in Salt Lake City in the spring.  They attend the undergraduate Education Program sponsored by committee for diversity, attended several scientific and poster section.    After the meeting the student went to the Alto Sky Resort for some fun and relaxation. One of our students Ms. Ashley Wallis won a travel award to attend the undergraduate section at the SOT meeting and Russell Ledet, a freshman won a presentation award at The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. In January five students and two faculty leader attended the LBRN scientific conference in Baton Rouge.  The students were exposes to the different research opportunities in the state and three of their students were selected for summer research opportunities. The trip  to SOT and ABRCMS was sponsored by SUBR-LAMP program and the NIH-SCORE projects (Thank to Drs. Kelley  and Bagayoko). To photo first row: Jalissa Wynder, Jasmine Crockett, Ashley Wallis.  Back row: Sanford Williams, Laura Cooper, Brandon Adams, Rashanique Quarels and Dr. Gray.


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