Student Research Interns and Summer Visitors

This summer, two groups of students participated in a summer research internship program. From June 1 through August 1, a group of HU undergraduates actively engaged in supervised independent research projects on the Cobb Collection and the New York African Burial Ground Project. Abstracts of their projects will appear in the first issue of The Backbone. These summer research interns attended “bootcamp” workshops on critical thinking, research design and analysis, genetics of skeletal remains, and anatomy. They will continue working on their projects throughout Fall 2014 with the aim of presenting their research results during Howard University’s Research Day in April 2015. 

In mid-July, a second group of undergraduates (pictured to the left) visited the lab. These students were from the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program hosted by the Howard University Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, and Medicine.  These college freshman and sophomores from all over the country were at Howard University to participate in academic enrichment and career development activities, obtain exposure to clinical settings, and explore aspects of biomedical research. Their visit to the Cobb Research Laboratory complemented these efforts and a number of students expressed their interest in returning next year as Summer Research Interns at the Cobb Research Laboratory.