Summer Enrichment Program Closing Ceremony 2018

  ReBUILD cohort 4 scholars spent the summer preparing for their high school to collegiate academic transition paired with faculty mentors, attending lectures and conducting research. To celebrate the successful completion of the rigorous Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) a closing ceremony was held to honor the students in front of family and friends.   Dr. Dustin T. Duncan, an associate professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine, was the ke...
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ReBUILDetroit Scholars Attend 3rd Annual fall Research day.

ReBUILDetroit held it's 3rd Annual Fall Research Day at Wayne State University, September 15, 2018. ReBUILD scholars presented their summer research discoveries, attended workshops and received a special keynote address from Dr. Keith C. Norris of UCLA.   https://youtu.be/-9tVWoITqH4  
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Understanding how bees learn

Can honeybees determine a rule from a pattern? This was the summer research project that ReBUILDetroit scholars, Alex Rogers from University of Detroit Mercy and Shyra Northington from Marygrove College investigated with their Marygrove mentor, Dr. Karen Doyle. “We created a maze that had three choices for them to choose a turn,” said Rogers.  “The patterns changed from right-left-right to left-right-left every day.” “At first the bees had a left turn bias,” said Northington.  “They sta...
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Studying proteins in flies

Sonny Tang, ReBUILDetroit scholar from Wayne State University, spent his summer counting a lot of flies while investigating the genetic and biochemical interactions between two genes. Tang spent his 8-week Summer Research Experience in the Biology lab with mentor Dr. Lori Pile. “ReBUILDetroit taught me so much about research,” said Tang.  “It’s a lot of work.  I would have never believed any of this.” Nearly 70 posters were presented during the 2nd annual ReBUILDetroit Summer Research P...
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Studying cognitive abilities

Da’Jonae Foster spent her summer research experience correlating social behaviors with cognitive abilities from childhood to early adulthood. “We had 109 participants from 5 to 20 years old,” said Foster.  “With the scores that we got from the questionnaires and cognitive ability test, we looked at their correlation.” Foster is grateful to her Wayne State mentor, Dr. Noa Ofen, for assistance on the statistical analysis. “Interpreting what the data meant was the hardest part,” said F...
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