This summer Dr. Karl Booksh and Dr. Sharon Rozovsky organized the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), an opportunity to advance students with disabilities in the sciences (funded by the NSF). As an under represented minority pursuing science degrees, this program offers students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in chemical research at the University of Delaware with the goal of building on that experience and mentoring to pursue graduate studies. Over the course of the summer, students worked in research groups pertaining to their interests, went on trips to laboratories in the tri-state area, and presented a poster of their work at a symposium. Here is a more detailed description of this year’s experience.
If you are interested in applying for the next summer program, please apply here.