The Oakwood University IMARI program provides research training for students who are interested in developing professional careers as research scientists…Read more
Students get the opportunity to present their original research at national biomedical conferences as well as annual local research symposiums.Read more
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Testimonies from IMARI Scholars
This summer, I was blessed with an amazing opportunity to conduct research. Not only was I learning more about my passion, but also I was doing so at the highly accredited University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. I was very nervous before I went to do my research because I did not know what it would be like to spend 40 hours a week in a laboratory and to be quite honest, I feared that it would be boring and I would regret spending my summer doing this. God quickly cast my fears to the side and helped me remember why I should always trust that He will come through for me.
I know without a doubt that God strategically placed me at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this summer. At first, I was nervous to work in a neurobiology lab because of my lack of experience in this area. However, the lab proved to be a perfect fit for me. Everyone was warm and welcoming and willing to help me learn all that I needed to learn about electroencephalography (EEG) so that I could be successful with my project. This summer, I gained lab skills, insight on what it would be like working as a clinician, which is my ultimate goal, and invaluable connections. I am beyond grateful.
- 2015 Oakwood University RISE IMARI Symposium September 27, 2015