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URI Research Sciences Mentoring Program to Include PCUS Students

A five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to encourage historically under-represented students to gain research experience in the biomedical sciences at URI includes a fantastic opportunity for Paul Cuffee high school students to be mentored by URI science majors who are scholarship beneficiaries of this prestigious grant. The goal is to foster an interest in biomedical, behavioral or health sciences research, and encourage more students of color to pursue scientific careers.

In advance of spending time in URI’s research labs, Megan Thoma, PCUS senior faculty member arranged for the following PCUS juniors and seniors to attend an introductory meeting with their new mentors to explore a range of STEM interests: Marielli Alfonso (engineering), Karah Brown (bio/medicine), Yeniel Canales (film/engineering), Edwin DeJesus (computer science/ engineering), Sasha Garcia (bio/medicine), Matthew Perea (aerospace engineering), Joha Rodriguez (bio/veterinary sciences), and Danny Trinidad-Lopez (bio/orthopedics).  

To learn more about this exciting program, read URI’s story here:
https://today.uri.edu/news/uri-scientists-awarded-1-25-million-grant-to-provide-research-opportunities-to-minority-students/