Maximizing Access to Research Careers

Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research

(MARC U-STAR) 

MARC U-STAR at UNCG is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and seeks to increase the number of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical sciences by preparing students for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level.

The goal of the program is to help create a more diverse research work force by working to:

  • Prepare UNCG students during their junior and senior year to be the research scientists of the future
  • Support and enhance an atmosphere conducive to undergraduate research in the sciences at UNCG

Students accepted to the MARC U-STAR program will participate in activities designed to enhance their confidence, academic skills, and technical abilities.