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SPIRE Scholars Transition to Career Positions

February 11, 2020

SPIRE scholars who have recently attained positions are: Justin Baumann will begin a visiting assistant professor position at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME in Fall 2020. Rachel Bleich will begin a tenure track assistant professor position in biology at Appalachian … Read more

SPIRE Scholar Justin Baumann’s Research Featured

August 30, 2019

SPIRE Scholar Justin Baumann published his work on coral reefs and climate change in the latest issue of Global Change Biology. Read the story here. Nearshore coral growth declining on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System Justin H. Baumann Justin B. … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more