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May 8, 2013

WSU's Joseph Dunbar encourages high school students to explore science and research


Joseph Dunbar, associate vice president for research and director of Wayne State University’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Development program, contributed an article encouraging high school students to explore science and research areas. He writes that Wayne State University has a long tradition of offering research opportunities to underrepresented students who may never have considered a career in research. “WSU’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD), established in 1978 as the Minority Biomedical Research Support program with support from the National Institutes of Health, provides undergraduate and graduate students with a more personalized experience to foster career development while enhancing persistence and success in science majors. The program provides undergraduates with opportunities to maximize academic and research skills, and helps graduate students gain experience in teaching, mentoring and course development. The IMSD program allows students to be more proactive, and paves the pathway for noteworthy careers.” (See pg. 6)


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