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MSEIP Program Description

Biotechnology

Program Management

Program Director and Manager: Dr. Margaret Young
mmyoung2@ecsu.edu

Program Co-Director: Dr. Gary Harmon
glharmon@ecsu.edu

Success to Date

  • Three new courses were approved by the ECSU Curriculum Committee:
    • Introduction to Molecular Forensic Science
    • Animal Biotechnology
    • Plant Biotechnology
  • Molecular Forensic Science and Animal Biotechnology were first taught in fall 2008
  • Plant Biotechnology (previously Advanced Experimental Methods) taught in spring 2009
  • Bioinformatics module introduced in General Biology I and II
  • 99 undergraduate students directly affected by grant; 79% from underrepresented groups
  • Four faculty and a Research Associate conducted summer activities in novel insect culture, stem cell biology, RNA-based technology, microarray analyses and plant genomics
  • Employment of five undergraduate student assistants to help with new courses

The MSEIP Program

This program assists predominantly minority institutions in effecting long-range improvement in science and engineering education programs and increasing the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into science and engineering careers.

MSEIP Projects

The program funds are generally used to implement design projects, institutional projects, and cooperative projects. The program also supports special projects designed to provide or improve support to accredited nonprofit colleges, universities, and professional scientific organizations for a broad range of activities that address specific barriers that eliminate or reduce the entry of minorities into science and technology fields.

The following address is the gateway to our program's headquarters:
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iduesmsi/index.html