Eight NIU students presented their research on Oct. 28, at the Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence Conference (LSMCE) in Lisle.
The LSMCE represents a prestigious alliance of 25 universities in the Midwest, including NIU. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the alliance provides resources for both faculty and underrepresented students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). LSMCE covered expenses for NIU students, faculty and staff to travel to the conference.
“The alliance also provides an avenue for STEM departments to access potential minority graduate students and for students to learn about jobs, internships and summer research opportunities outside of NIU,” said Renique Kersh, associate vice provost for engaged learning. “Our connection as affiliates who are part of this alliance highlights NIU’s commitment to diversity and provides us with access to valuable external resources.”
Other alliance members include Bowling Green State University, Loyola University, Indiana State University and Eastern Michigan University to name a few.
NIU students presented on topics from metformin synergistically enhances radiation sensitivity of human brain cancer cells to embedded processor in remote laboratory development.
As an affiliate, NIU faculty, staff and students are welcome to take advantage of the resources provided through the LSCME partnership.