ReBUILDetroit Signing Day 2021

ReBUILDetroit held a freshman Signing Day on March 3, 2021, to welcome the incoming cohort of ReBUILDetroit scholars on Detroit Mercy’s campus. The event consisted of a scholar panel comprised of current students and a photo opportunity of each signee in attendance. Airik Sanders, Program Community College Coordinator, and Recruiter organized the event to celebrate Read More …

Brother’s health concerns lead ReBUILD student to research path

Mitchell Mims graduates this month with credentials most students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology don’t have: A published research paper in a national, peer-reviewed journal. Mims is one of several people listed as authors of an article in Digital Medicine, a medical journal affiliated with the well-respected scientific journal Nature. The paper discusses Read More …

ReBUILDetroit Continues Excellence at ABRCMS

  The 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) was held November 13-16 in Anaheim, California. This was the 19th iteration of the conference and its purpose is to increase representation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During the four-day conference, students that attend have the opportunity to present their Read More …

ReBUILDetroit Scholars Publish Lab Research at Detroit Mercy

Atrazine is one of the most commonly used agricultural chemicals or herbicides in the US Midwest. It is applied heavily to corn crops to control growth of weeds and increase yields. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the 10 parts per billion (ppb) limit on atrazine in streams and rivers; however, concentrations >300 ppb have been reported. Rachelle M. Belanger PH.D., and her lab Read More …

4th Annual Professional Development Day Continues to Inspire Scholars

The 2019 ReBUILDetroit Professional Development Day took place Saturday, September 14, at Wayne State University. Previously titled “Fall Research Day” Professional Development Day allows scholars an opportunity to present their faculty-mentored research, engage in workshops and interact with industry professionals such as Riana Elyse Anderson, Ph.D. The 2019 plenary speaker, Riana Elyse Anderson, is an Read More …

ReBUILD Scholars Prepare for Summer Research Experience

The 4th Annual Lab Coat Ceremony took place May 16, 2019, at the University of Detroit Mercy Ballroom. More than 40 ReBUILDetroit scholars were presented with their first lab coats prior to their Summer Research Experience.  Following the first-year and for the remaining semesters scholars participate in the Summer Research Experience (SRE), a faculty-mentored laboratory Read More …