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Research Training Opportunities

A number of programs are currently in place that sponsor student research training both on and off campus. A listing and brief descriptions of each program are shown below. It is suggested that the Program Director (P.D.) be contacted for more information regarding the specific requirements of a given program. Several faculty members have individual research projects and offer interested students additional research training opportunities.

Student Research Training Opportunities

ASPIRE (Advancing Spelman’s Participation in Informatics Research and Education Program)

Students can apply to work in Collaborative Interdisciplinary Informatics Research Teams in specific research areas of informatics involving chemistry, environmental science, biology, mathematics, and/or computer science.  Contact: Dr. Leyte Winfield, P.D.

MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) U*STAR Program

Provides support and research opportunities for honors students in the AUC interested in pursuing Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences; selection is made in the junior or senior year. Contact: Dr. Lisa Hibbard, Spelman Liaison or Dr. Isabella Finkelstein (CAU), P.D.

NASA/ExxonMobil Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program

Offers support and research training to students interested in science and engineering careers.  Students engage in summer internships at NASA or ExxonMobil. Contact: Dr. Cornelia Gillyard, P.D. (NASA WISE) or Dr. Leyte Winfield, P.D. (ExxonMobil WISE)

RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) Program

A structured biomedical research training program for students interested in pursuing biomedical research careers/Ph.D. degrees in a biomedically-related discipline. Development training and research training at all student levels. Contact: Dr. Dolores Bradley, P.D.

Read more about the RISE program at Spelman.


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