The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Undergraduate Research Program provides funding for undergraduate research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program was created to encourage students to pursue careers or advanced degrees in STEM fields and to promote greater diversity by making it possible for students, including underrepresented students (new American, low-income, first generation, and/or minority college students) to participate in undergraduate research opportunities. The awards are funded by the NCICU Undergraduate Research Endowment. The endowment was established through a gift from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and other corporate and foundation entities.
The following students have been awarded North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Undergraduate Research Grants for 2017:
Carrie Blowe, a Chowan University junior from Murfreesboro, NC, majoring in Biology;
Paul Brennan, a Davidson College senior from Glen Rock, NJ, majoring in Biology;
Cameron Deal Futral, a Davidson College senior from Atlanta, GA, majoring in Biology;
Brittany Lefebvre, a St. Andrews University senior from Stem, NC, majoring in Biology;
Marisa Richardson, a Shaw University senior from Jacksonville, FL, majoring in Chemistry;
Adele Warren, a St. Andrews University senior from Taylorsville, NC, majoring in Biology;
Megan Weeks, a Queens University of Charlotte senior from Savannah, GA majoring in Biology.
Mia Elizabeth Guzynski, a Davidson College junior has received approval to defer her stipend award until 2018-2019 due to a study abroad opportunity that was awarded after she received notice of her selection for the NCICU grant.