CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This award provides funding for equipment purchases to supplement the standing MARC U*STAR program at California State University, Bakersfield. Microscopes, imaging stations, software, computer, and digital cameras will be used to augment research capabilities. The goal of the CSUB MARC U*STAR program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who are prepared for Ph.D. programs in the disciplines of Biology, Chemisty, Computer Science, Mathematics, or experimental Psychology. The program ensures that trainees have a broad enough background at the undergraduate level to be able to expand the frontiers of biomedical research after completion of their doctoral degrees. MARC U*STAR students are required to apply to Ph.D. programs, maintain a 3.0 GPA, attend a specific set of courses, participate in research and GRE workshops, and prepare a poster presentation of their research. The supplemental equipment grant comes from the MARC National Research Service Award funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Services.