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MARC-WSU Program Maximizing Access to Research Careers

Research Experience Provided to Students by the MARC-WSU Program

Academic Year

Trainees will complete three two-week mini-rotations in different laboratories. These rotations are not intended to have enough time to complete a project; rather it is a chance for trainees to meet and work with the lab members and be introduced to their research and techniques.

Trainees will then select a research laboratory.  MARC-WSU scholars are required to work 15 – 20 hours per week on their research project once they are paired with a research mentor. The hours on a project do not always involve lab bench work. This time does include reading the literature, preparing to present at a conference, analyzing data, etc.

MARC-WSU scholars will develop a compact with their research mentor that sets out expectations for the MARC-WSU research experience.

Summer Research Experience

Students will have the opportunity to complete research projects in research laboratories throughout the United States.

Presentations and Publications

All MARC-WSU scholars will present their work at the WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) and at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).