Minority Institution Research Collaborative (MIRC)
Empowering Individuals from Historically Underrepresented Groups in STEM (IHUGS) since 2008
The Minority Institution Research Collaborative (MIRC) is a virtual collaboration of more than 20 minority-serving institutions (MSIs), non-MSIs, and companies dedicated to significantly increasing the representation and participation of Individuals from Historically Underrepresented Groups in STEM (IHUGS) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within academia institutions, government agencies, and private corporations.
MIRC is primarily focused on providing research opportunities for IHUGS, including: faculty exchanges (e.g., from teaching-oriented MSIs to “Research 1” institutions); student exchanges between MIRC-affiliated universities; faculty-student team exchanges; and, international research opportunities for students. Mechanisms such as the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs, NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN) grants, NSF International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) projects; NSF Research Opportunity Awards (ROA); and other core NSF, NIH, NASA funding mechanisms are used to support research exchange.
MIRC Directorship and Steering Committee
MIRC Membership (Liaisons and Institutions)
Congratulations to Amy Eggers who received an Honors College Research Award. Way to go, Amy..!
A warm welcome to Fabiola "Fabi" Rodriguez, the new lab manager for the Ceballos Lab..!
A warm welcome goes out to engineers Guillermo De Boeck and Pablo Soraire who are visiting the lab from La Estacion Experimental AgroIndustrial Obispo Colombres in Tucuman, Argentina. Both are part of the NSF INFEWS grant research exchange program.
A warm welcome to Dr. Mercede "Cede" Furr, a new postdoctoral scholar in the Ceballos Lab. Dr. Furr is a University of Arkansas graduate (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry). She is funded in part by a Chancellor's Commercialization Fund grant and a U.S....
The Ceballos Lab welcomes Piyasi Ghosh, a new PhD student in the CEMB program.
Congratulations to Carson Stacy on his acceptance to the CEMB PhD program as a Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship (DDF) awardee..!!!
Congratulations to Allison Bratcher on her acceptance to the CEMB PhD program as a Doctoral Academy Fellowship (DAF) awardee..!!!
The Ceballos Lab welcomes new CEMB PhD student, Yeasin Ahmed.