2007 STEP-UP/BSURE Program at UMBC
left to right
Back Row: Nancy Chiles, Olubunmi Jegede, Jamie Heard, Oluwaseun Olayiwola;
Center: Nakaosha Dillard, Rahilla Tarfa, Uzoma Iheagwara, Brook Asamenew;
Standing on the left: Dr. Chuck Bieberich, Program Director
Seated on the rock: Uzoma Anele, Satish Mishra, Tiffany Cone,
Melanie Chavez, Alicia Boykin, Alicia Purdy, Christian Cruz;
Standing on the right : Ms. Cynthia Hollis, Program Administrator
Not pictured: Kelly Ferguson, Antony Kironji, Monica Okon, Danyelle Winchester
Please Note: The STEP-UP/BSURE Program at UMBC is no longer active.
The Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) is
a summer research training program at the University of Maryland
Baltimore County that was developed for talented undergraduates
who are dedicated to the advancement of underrepresented groups
in the sciences and mathematics. It was previously known as the Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BSURE).
The STEP-UP/BSURE Program at UMBC is supported by the NIDDK (National Institute of
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH) Short-term Education Program
for Minority Students.
program provides participants state-of-the-art scientific research
experience to encourage consideration of biomedical research careers
in areas of specific interest to the NIDDK.