PreMiEr is committed to providing research experiences for undergraduates and community college students at each of its affiliated universities. The goals of this program are to provide inter- and trans-disciplinary training in microbiome science via immersive research opportunities in PreMiEr laboratories, increase student knowledge across an array of STEM career paths, and improve the student sense of belonging and self-efficacy.

Features of the REU program will include:

  • An initial boot camp providing an overarching view of PreMiEr’s convergent research and societal goals
  • Opportunities to build community across the REU cohort and the various ERC pillars
  • Professional skill development workshops to build communication competencies
  • Interactions with industry partners to expand awareness of an array of career paths