Spring Recognition: A Celebration of Distinguished Teaching and Scholarship

May 14, 2018
Drs. Simcox and Cole

A team of faculty members in the sciences were selected for their program entitled “Research Opportunities in Molecular Biology at The Ohio State University.” Professors Jane Jackman and Venkat Gopalan from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Professors Susan Cole and Amanda Simcox from the Department of Molecular Genetics, were selected for their exceptional initiative and leadership in establishing a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program.

For over a decade now, this program has significantly increased learning, research and career-advancement opportunities primarily for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the natural sciences (including women, minorities, and students with disabilities) For many students, this REU program has reaffirmed their decision to continue on the research path in graduate school and provided them with additional tools and an increased confidence in their ability to succeed.