NSU’s STARS Summer Research Program students presented their research projects at Howard University during the Annual Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WBHR-LSAMP) Research Symposium and won four of the six awards. The WBHR alliance is one of the largest producers of STEM degrees in the nation. It began as a partnership with four HBCUs in 1993 and has now expanded into a 13-member alliance with seven HBCUs and six community colleges.
The STARS summer program creates an environment where students can actively conduct scientific research that advances their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge. The program provides intellectual challenges and experiences in the scientific methods of investigation, problem solving, and state-of-the art experimental procedures, independent as well as teamwork. The STARS-Plus Summer Research Program serves as an umbrella for several research programs within the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at NSU. STARS-Plus students are funded through a variety of sources such as National Science Foundation, HBCU-UP, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, WBHR-LSAMP, the Center for Materials Research and cyber security at NSU. The Pathway to the STARS Summer Bridge Program students (incoming freshmen) also attended the symposium to expose them to research in the STEM fields.