Students interested in participating in stimulating research projects have numerous choices available at DMU. The student research experience adds depth and breadth to classroom knowledge and provides a clear picture of how research affects the roles of health care professionals.
Students who have become involved in research experiences have had scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, traveled to scientific meetings across the country to present their research abstracts and won prestigious national research awards, fellowships and scholarships. At the annual Research Symposium, students have the opportunity to display poster presentations of their research projects.
Contributions from students are vital in helping move campus research forward. Research experiences can be tailored to fit students’ needs, such as informal work with a researcher on an ongoing laboratory project, part-time work in a research laboratory or full-time summer research work.
The mentored research program is a competitive program which encourages DMU students to work in one of the wide range of research projects at DMU. Funding for this program is provided by the research and grants committee in which participants are paid $10.75 per hour. The program began in 2002 and is a robust and active research opportunity at DMU. The eight week program also includes additional learning opportunities such as research presentations from our own DMU faculty, a closing program consisting of a guest speaker, poster and power point presentations. All applications are due by January 30, 2015.
Mentored Research Program for Undergraduate Students
The undergraduate mentored research program is committed to providing an array of research experiences to undergraduate students. Selection of applicants is based upon academic performance in the sciences, statement of career and academic goals and letter of recommendation from a biology or health science faculty member. Selected students will work with faculty researchers for an eight-week period usually in June and July, on projects in including but not limited to microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, public health, and physical therapy. Students receive a stipend of $10.75 per hour, but no housing is provided. Students are required to work up to 40 hours per week. All applications are due by January 30, 2015.