SPIRE Summer Research Program 2019

January 9, 2019

The goals of the program are to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in innovative research at UNC Chapel Hill, develop professional skills as a scientist, and contribute to a scholarly community.  Research opportunities exist in areas such as … Continued

SPIRE Scholars Transition to Career Positions

July 23, 2018

SPIRE scholars complete the program and accept academic appointments at institutions across the country. Lindsey Costantini, Ph.D. has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology at the North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Elizabeth Danka, Ph.D. has … Continued

SPIRE Recognized for Promoting Diversity

June 18, 2018

SPIRE has been selected as one of the Intergroup Collaboration recipients of the 2018 University Diversity Award at UNC Chapel Hill. Recipients of the awards were honored during the annual University Diversity Awards reception on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The University Diversity Awards reception is … Continued

SPIRE Student Outcomes

June 4, 2018

SPIRE is excited to share recent news about students mentored through the program: Jamie King, Ph.D. (undergraduate, NCA&T State University, graduate student at Emory University) successfully defended her dissertation “Roles of TTK Kinase in Breast Cancer Tumorigenesis” on April 11, 2018. … Continued

Alumni Panel Discussion

May 22, 2018

SPIRE hosted four previous scholars on Friday April 6, 2018 to discuss strategies and insights into mentoring and teaching URM and diverse students. The panel provided current scholars perspectives about the undergraduate culture at their current institutions, expectations about how … Continued

CUREnet Institute

May 21, 2018

SPIRE scholars participated in a 2.5 day CUREnet Institute along with faculty from 11 institutions May 17-19, 2018 at SPIRE’s partner institution, North Carolina Central University. The CUREnet Institute was facilitated by Dr. Erin Dolan, professor at the University of … Continued

SPIRE Scholars Develop and Teach Courses at Partner Institutions

September 7, 2017

As part of the SPIRE fellowship, scholars develop and teach undergraduate courses at one of SPIRE’s partner institutions in North Carolina. Scholars design courses that integrate active learning strategies, research-based content, and new topics in their field. There are seven … Continued

SPIRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2017

July 2, 2017

Six undergraduate students from SPIRE’s partner institutions were engaged in original research projects mentored by SPIRE postdoctoral scholars for a 10-week summer research experience. Students also participated in weekly professional development sessions, a journal club, a GRE preparation course, and … Continued

Dr. Tang-Martinez selected for 2016 Distinguished Scholar Seminar

November 15, 2016

Monday November 14, 2016 Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC Chapel Hill Dr. Zuleyma Tang-Martinez was a faculty member at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for 35 years, where she taught undergraduates and mentored graduate students and postdocs investigating social animal behavior. … Continued

SPIRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2016

September 18, 2016

Undergraduate students completed the SPIRE Summer Research Program 2016. Students engaged in research projects mentored by SPIRE scholars at UNC Chapel Hill and participated in weekly professional development sessions, a journal club, a GRE preparation course, and social activities in … Continued