HBCU-UP Implementation Project 

SURI (Summer Undergraduate Research Institute) 

The goal of this program is to engage students in faculty-guided primary research, which will develop critical thinking,quantitative and communication skills. This summer enrichment program required that student-faculty teams particpated in fully and actively in ALL SURI activites. Students worked full-time in a Benedict College STEM faculty's research lab. Each Friday teams attended Journal Clubs in which they presented aspects of their research project. Students submitted abstracts and presented their final results at the SURI Research Symposium. 

2017 Student Participants 

Abubeker Abdullahi                      Quentin Eloise                                Wubayehu Meheretru 

Diana Odhiambo                           Rose Exantus                                 Maria Melville

Jeanette Amponsah                      Wintona Gebregziabher                 Maleesia Ragins

Dajana Baker                                Yonas Gebremedhin                       Jonathan Samuel                     

Sayquon Bannister                        Jhoan Hernandez                           Kimani Sherrod 

Lynn Bates-Butler                          Craig Hinson                                  Kenean Solomon 

Tamia Brice                                    Maryclair Keke                               Zakise Thompson

Hector Hinestroza                          Jordan Lancaster                           Rashida Townsend                        

Warda Dedefo                                Jasmine Linnen                              Lennox Williams 

Shakayla Dozier                             Kimberly Little                                Ahmed Yunus 

Dahana Durand                             Brianne McMillian


2017 Faculty Participants:

Dr. Walden Ai                                Dr. Naima Naheed 

Dr. Silva Atim                                Dr. Rush Oliver 

Dr. Samuel Darko                         Dr. Changyong Qin 

Dr. Jessica Furrer                         Dr. Samir Raychoundhury

Dr. Larry Lowe                              Dr. Ming Yin

Dr. Milton Morris 


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