The IMSD Undergraduate Scholars Program at Virginia Tech was created to increase the number of historically underrepresented individuals in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and engineering. This program will help scholars in their pursuit of a Ph.D. and in their research careers by encouraging students to participate in independent research. IMSD undergraduate scholars have the opportunity to work in research labs at Virginia Tech during the school year and/or summer months. This program will help students learn basic lab skills, participate in data collection and data analysis while also taking valuable developmental and experimental courses. IMSD undergraduate scholars will also have the opportunity to give poster and oral presentations about their research at local and national conferences plus receive assistance with the graduate school application process. IMSD undergraduate scholars will benefit from a GRE preparation course while identifying and contacting potential mentors. The IMSD undergraduate scholars will also participate in a number of other enrichment activities. Financial support, will also be provided as scholars advance academically in their pursuit of a Ph.D. degree.
Benefits of IMSD Undergraduate Scholars Program
Underrepresented students, interested in becoming an IMSD undergraduate scholars are strongly encouraged, but not required, to learn about research by enrolling in PRE-IMSD during their freshman and sophomore years at VT. Although participation in PRE-IMSD is not required for the IMSD Undergraduate Scholars Program, the opportunities offered by this part of the program will help students be well positioned to apply during spring of their sophomore year to become IMSD Undergraduate Scholars.
Benefits of PRE-IMSD
Broad Research Areas Include:
Behavior Sciences (Developmental Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology)
Genomics including functional and comparative
Proteomics and More!
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