YPSILANTI, Mich. — Topics including the study of solar flares and dust storms on Mars, DNA breakpoints in the Human Fragile Site FRAXB and problematic foods in post-bariatric patients will be explored with the help of $19,000 in Undergraduate Research Stimulus Awards approved by the Board of Regents during its regular meeting Feb. 19 .
Eastern will award eight $2,000 fellowships to a group of undergraduates in support of their research efforts with their faculty mentors, and each project can receive $500 to be used for lab/studio supplies or equipment, or other professional expenses.
Dexter High School alumna Sarah Burke, a chemistry major at EMU, will receive funding for her research proposal, “Development of a New Class of Inhibitors of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1.”
The awards are part of the annual Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program, which is designed to facilitate research partnerships between undergraduates and EMU faculty mentors. The fellowships are awarded by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.