MIRA: Motivating Educational Diversity at WSU
The ESTEEMED MIRA program is an NIH-funded unique opportunity for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups planning to major in biomedical science and engineering fields.
- Receive financial awards to help cover up to four years of tuition, summer research, and a summer bridge program
- Gain hands-on experience
- Work with mentors through lab rotations
- Complete an undergraduate science, math, or engineering degree
- Matriculate into a biomedical Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. program
- Pursue a career in biomedical research
- Attend a national scientific meeting
- Be a member of the WSU Honors College
About the ESTEEMED MIRA Program
ESTEEMED (Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity)
MIRA (Motivating Innovation and Research Achievement)
This program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (project number 1R25EB027606-01A1) and is a partnership of the Office of the Provost, the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, the Graduate School, Multicultural Student Services, and the LSAMP and McNair Scholars programs, with WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Honors College.
Alla Kostyukova is an associate professor in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering.
Samantha S. Gizerian is a scholarly associate professor in the Dept. of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN).