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Summer research programs off to the races

June 26, 2014

Summer researchersNIU’s campus is buzzing with undergraduate research participants this summer.

Students from both NIU and colleges and universities across the country have gathered to participate in eight weeks of formal programming.

The students are focused into three programs: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), McKearn Summer Fellows and the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP). Each program is eight weeks in duration, provides room and board, includes academic and professional workshops, and the ability to work alongside talented NIU faculty members.

At the end of the eight weeks, all participants will present their projects Friday, Aug. 8, at the Summer Research Symposium. Students are working on faculty-mentored research projects including topics such as cancer therapy, coral bleaching, machine learning and single-domain antibodies in camels and llamas.