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Students from around the country participate in research at Georgia Southern

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FRONT ROW (left to right): Hannah Hartman, Rochelle Prokupets, Deanna Lazare BACK ROW (left to right): Brittney Terry, Tanachia Williams, Leah Bartel, Jake Fussell, Ryan Bujol

Eight students from colleges and universities across the country came to Georgia Southern this summer to conduct research as part of the CollaborativE Multidisciplinary Investigations through a 10-week, research intensive program called CollaborativE Undergraduate Research Experiences (CEMITURE).

CEMITURE at Georgia Southern is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Division of Chemistry (CHE). Participants work directly with faculty mentors on research that addresses a number of problems that are highly relevant to our society. These projects are based in chemistry, biology, engineering and materials science.

Students participating in the program include Lawson State Community College student Brittany Terry of Birmingham, Alabama; Savannah State University student Tanachia Williams of Albany, Georgia; University of Miami student Rochelle Prokupets of Sarasota, Florida; Dickinson College student Hannah Hartman of Ephrata, Pennsylvania; LaGrange College student Jacob Fussell of Cumming, Georgia; Savannah State University student Deanna Lazare of Savannah, Georgia; Warren Wilson College student Leah Bartel of Clermont County, Ohio; and Springhill College student Ryan Bujol of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Through an intensive research experience, CEMITURE seeks to equip its participants with the necessary skills and technical knowledge to forge impactful and fulfilling careers in science. The program is also designed so that the scholars will build a network of professionals with their peers and Georgia Southern faculty and students.  The students will gain a global perspective of how science can serve the world-wide community. Research experiences are complemented by professional development workshops for enhancing the scholar’s’ career outlook, scientific communication skills, leadership abilities and their sense of ethics as scientists.

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