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Douglass Research academy group wins first-place award from sigma xi

Students participating in the Douglass Research Academy were first place winners of the Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society award at the 2017 IUP Scholars Forum.

Promising Scholars Savannah Buday (Dietetics), Kalif Coates (Business Marketing), Danielle Knight (Exercise Science), Micaela Rodas (Pre-Dentistry), and Christopher Volpe (Regional Planning) completed a research project entitled, “Perceptions of Drugs and Violence on IUP’s Campus.” The multidisciplinary team says they were interested in whether perceptions of drugs and violence at IUP were affecting student retention.  Mentored by Dr. Susan Boser, they have been working on the project since 2015.

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the international honor society of science and engineering and is one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world. Dr. Beth Mabry, who has been involved with the IUP Scholars Forum for over a decade, comments, “This is the first time in the 12 year history of the IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum that a poster outside of the natural sciences won Sigma Xi International Science Honor Society First Prize. This is a big deal!”

The Douglass Research Academy, an initiative of IUP’s Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research, is designed to increase the involvement of first-generation, low income and undergraduate student of color in academic/scholarly research experiences. The program seeks to cultivate an inquisitive spirit, to expand participants’ appreciation of research, and to nurture students’ identities as researchers-in-training.

Kalif, Micaela, Danielle, Chris at IUP Scholars Forum
Kalif, Micaela, Danielle, Chris at IUP Scholars Forum
Savannah and Micaela at IUP Scholars Forum
Savannah and Micaela at IUP Scholars Forum

2017-18 DOUGLASS SCHOLARS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE

The list of participating universities, instructions and application for the Summer 2017-May 2018 Douglass Scholars Fellowship are now available. Priority review deadline: February 6, 2017.


2016-17 DOUGLASS SCHOLARS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE

The list of participating universities, instructions and application for the Summer 2016-May 2017 Douglass Scholars Fellowship are now available.  Priority review deadline: February 5, 2016.


Douglass Collaborative Newsletter

The fall 2015 FDI Collaborative newsletter, The Connector, is now available.  Take a peek at what we’ve been up to lately!


2014-2015

Undergraduate PASSHE Researcher Awarded a Yale Summer Fellowship

Jocelyn Legere, a junior Chemistry-Nanotechnology major at Bloomsburg University, will conduct research under the mentorship of a Yale faculty member while receiving training and preparation for applying to graduate school. She says, “I would like to get my PhD and combine green chemistry with nanotechnology to make everyday products more environmentally friendly. . . I am very excited to get started and to experience research at Yale University. The research I will be conducting this summer is related to what I would like to do in the future making this a perfect fit.” Legere is a first-generation college student. To read more about what Legere will be doing this summer, please click here.