Department chairs and faculty are involved in all aspects of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, including recruitment, teaching, mentoring research, and special events and activities. Faculty involvement promotes an environment with ready access to academic help and encouragement, fosters interpersonal relationships, and raises faculty expectations for minority students academic performance.
Through their work with faculty, Meyerhoff Scholars are able to participate in cutting-edge research, publish findings in peer review journals, present at national and international meetings, and even receive awards for their research efforts.
“My door is always open to students. It’s not just a job washing beakers. Students in my lab study how HIV functions and work to help scientists develop drugs to fight AIDS.”
— Michael Summers, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator