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Detroit Mercy celebrates scholarly achievements

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April 18, 2017

The College of Engineering & Science was well represented at Detroit Mercy’s annual Celebration of Scholarly Achievement poster session today.

Celebration of Scholarly Achievement

Nearly one of every three posters was research conducted by undergraduate students and faculty members within the College from topics such as genomic annotation of bacteriophage to a brain wave-controlled robot.

The scholarly work presented is evidence of the broad impact Detroit Mercy faculty and student researchers have on industry, manufacturing, finance, health care and other fields.

ReBUILDetroit scholars from both cohorts presented their year-long research.

For ReBUILDetroit scholars in their second year, presenting at a research poster session is nothing new.  For others completing their first year, this was their first experience.

“This gives me a feeling of confidence presenting my research,” said Jamillah Douthet, first-year ReBUILDetroit scholar.  Douthet and fellow ReBUILDetroit scholars, Yuyi Li and Da’Jonae Foster, presented “Does Race, Ethnicity, or Socioeconomic Status Play a Role in Community Members Being Treated Fairly or Unfairly in Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Permit-Granting Process?”

This event highlights the scholarship of more than 300 faculty and 5,000 students across all of Detroit Mercy’s colleges and schools representing hundreds of books, chapters, journal articles and conference proceedings.

ReBUILDetroit is funded by a $21.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fuel the academic renaissance of Detroit by establishing it as the center for biomedical research training for underrepresented undergraduate students.  Consortium partners include Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University.

Celebration of Scholarly Achievement

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