SIUE Researchers Receive $1.3M NIH Science Education Partnership Award

SIUE Researchers Receive $1.3M NIH Science Education Partnership Award

The project, Environmental Health Investigators: Building STEM Interest to Promote Careers in the Health Sciences, was awarded the NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) for its goal to develop a community-based education program that encourages diversity within the health sciences. It is headed by a collaboration of professors from the Department of Environmental Sciences, the Department of Applied Health, and the STEM Center, including our very own Sharon Locke, PhD, Georgia Bracey, PhD, Carol Colaninno, PhD., and Candi Johnson, MS, MAT.

The team is engaging minority students to help develop their interest in health science and show them paths toward careers in the health fields. Students will research conditions affecting their local environment and how local environmental conditions affects their health. By examining soil, air, and noise pollution, and how these influence the health of their communities, the students learn how to develop plans to improve them.

Read more about the project and the team here.

Photo: (L-R) Georgia Bracey, PhD, Sharon Locke, PhD, and Ben Greenfield, PhD. Photo credited to Howarh Ash.