Department of BioMolecular Sciences

The University of Mississippi

UM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (STEMS REU) Program

The objective of the program is to provide educational science research opportunities at the University of Mississippi to undergraduate students who are seeking research experiences and considering a career in research or academia.

Sponsoring Faculty

2017 STEMS REU Scholars

Mukesh Ghimire, undergraduate (5/2017-present)

Mukesh Ghimire (University of Mississippi, Provost Scholar, Major: Mechanical Engineering major, minoring in Computer Science, Expected Graduation: Spring 2020). His project is on cannabinoid receptor ligands, in the Doerksen research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genevieve Halingten-Verville picture

Genevieve Halingten-Verville (University of Mississippi, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Major: B.S. in Chemistry with Biochemistry Emphasis, B.A. in Mathematics, Expected Graduation: Fall 2019). Her project is on cannabinoid receptor ligands, in the Doerksen research group.

 

 

 

 

 

James William (Will) Broome

James William (Will) Broome (University of Mississippi, Major: B.S. in Chemistry Engineering, Minor: Manufacturing, Expected Graduation: Spring 2019). His project is in the Chen research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Schneider

Jeremy Schneider (University of Mississippi, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Major: B.S. in Chemistry Engineering with Premed Emphasis, Expected Graduation: Spring 2019). His project is in the Le research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Thrasher (University of Mississippi, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Major: B.S. in Chemistry with Biochemistry Emphasis, Minors: Mathematics, Biology, and Art, Expected Graduation: Spring 2018). His project is on understanding fungal-algal interactions, in the Hom research group.

 

 

 

 

Schedule

The program will run from May 30-August 7, 2017. Each student is associated with a specific research project, on which he/she will work closely with the sponsoring faculty and other researchers. In addition, all students will participate in the following activities:

Mondays (1-2 p.m.): Lectures on cutting-edge STEM-related topics taught by Sponsoring Faculty and guest lecturers.

Wednesdays (1-2 p.m.): For the first 8 weeks, the students will give presentations on literature STEM-related topics in a journal club setting. During the last 2 weeks, the students will give a 15-minute presentation on the research they have been conducting in the program. The effectiveness of individual presentations will be evaluated each week, and feedback will be provided to each student.

Fridays (1-2 p.m.): Students will interact with and get to know one another and, when appropriate, gain career assistance, in a networking setting. Refreshments will be provided. There will be a welcoming event in the first week of the program and another major social event, such as a BBQ at a nearby park, during the program. On the last Friday of the program, the students will have a gathering lunch with the faculty.

Full Summer Schedule