Mentored Student Research Program

August 6, 2012 —

Mentored Student Research program
Friday, July 20th, marked the unofficial end of another successful Mentored Student Research Program here at DMU. The program provided the time for the students who participated to showcase all the work they had completed during their eight weeks working in the lab with a DMU faculty member. Students could either choose a poster or oral presentation to highlight their research.

From my perspective, as the students’ supervisor of the program, it was nice to see a great deal of work and success come out of such a short turnaround time. For some, it was their first time on campus, as undergraduates from across the country were accepted into the program. To see their projects come together from scratch in just eight short weeks was rewarding. Many students will continue to work in the lab throughout the school year, but the bulk of all the research was completed from June 4-July 20.

Click here to view a portion of the program.


When Mollie isn’t managing the research budget, Mentored Student Research Program, Friday Research Seminar Series, or any other happening in the DMU Office of Research you’ll find her enjoying time with her family. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Tim, and daughter, Kaydin, while exploring Des Moines and the surrounding area. She also enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and baking, blogging, photography, and frequenting the local Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market, and local farmers’ markets. Mollie also has a personal interest in health and wellness and you’ll often find her in the DMU Wellness Center or researching the latest in nutrition science findings.