Students and faculty involved with the UNCP – Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) celebrated on a beautiful spring day at the COMtech facility. Dr. Robert Poage welcomed incoming RISE fellows and honored the graduating students – many of whom are moving onto distinguished positions at institutions such as Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Pepperdine University. Several students conduct Alzheimer’s research in the UNCP Regional Center’s Biotech Laboratory with Dr. Ben Bahr.
Here at COMtech, when we talk about “touching the future today….” these are the scientific elite that drive new innovations in biology, chemistry, and physics.
According to the university’s website, The goal of this program is to help create a more diverse research work force by working to:
- Prepare UNCP students to be the research scientists of the future
- Support and enhance an atmosphere conducive to undergraduate research in the sciences at UNCP
Students accepted to the RISE program will participate in activities designed to enhance their confidence, academic skills and technical abilities.