Dr. Gilmore Leads Renewal of Beckman Scholars Program

03/02/2011

Dr. Tom Gilmore, Professor of Biology and Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), was Principal Investigator on a Beckman Scholars Program grant funded for the next three years by the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation as of June 2011. This is one of the most highly coveted and competitive awards for undergraduate research in the US: the Beckman Foundation invited ~140 schools to apply and funded 9 applications. Notably, this is the fifth time that BU has received this prestigious award. The award will provide two summers and two academic years of support for 6 Biology, BMB or BME students to perform research with one of 15 faculty from Biology, Chemistry or BME. All of these faculty have distinguished themselves as mentors of undergraduate research. Comments Gilmore, "This grant provides early-stage and sustained research support for some of our best undergraduate researchers; it has served as a stepping-stone for entrance to top-tier PhD programs for several students over the past decade or so."
 

Dr. Tom Gilmore

Dr. Tom Gilmore