Augustana College and SD BRIN: Progress and Prospects Michael K. Wanous, Ph.D. SD BRIN NAC Meeting November 13, 2009
Augustana College: A history of excellence in undergraduate science research
1967-1980: NSF Undergraduate Research Program (URP), Biology Department 1987-1994: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Biology Department 2006-2010: NSF Northern Plains Undergraduate Research Center (NPURC), Chemistry Department 2009-2014: SD NSF EPSCoR Photo-Active Nanoscale Systems, Chemistry Department Individual PI grants from NIH, NSF-EPSCoR, USDA, Research Corp.
SD BRIN Investments: Strengthening Augustana’s biomedical research focus
SD BRIN Outcomes: As of summer 2009, 73 BRIN fellows have graduated Of these, 60 (82%) have gone on to professional or graduate schools: 34 (47%) to medical school 11 (15%) to Ph.D. programs 4 (5%) to M.D./Ph.D. programs 11 (15%) to dental, optometry, pharmacy, PA, public health Other outcomes: 5 are nurses 3 are research lab technicians 2 are teachers