MOC Student Accepted into Prestigious Research Program

MOUNT OLIVE – University of Mount Olive student athlete Emelie Anderson has been accepted in the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The SPUR program offers practical experience to undergraduates in the field of science, allowing them to work with fellow students and staff on important current scientific research problems. The program is scheduled from May 30 to August 3.
Born in Bromma, Stockholm, Anderson originally picked University of Mount Olive for its personable size and women’s golf program. Now a junior biology major, Anderson believes University of Mount Olive has transformed her life forever. “I have gained a solid base of knowledge in the area of science from my professors in the science department. At MOC I have been inspired and motivated to develop my knowledge and learn more. I have grown as an individual and become more independent.”
University of Mount Olive’s versatile biology curriculum enabled Anderson to become qualified for the prestigious SPUR program. “I saw SPUR as a great opportunity of gaining experience about how to treat and prevent diseases. I’m very excited to work with such highly qualified and recognized faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin.”
Anderson thanks her University of Mount Olive professors for aiding her endeavor. “My advisor Dr. Cariveau has been very helpful, encouraging, and a great source of motivation when I started to look at different internships earlier this spring. I don’t believe I would have found SPUR and been accepted without the support I gained from him. I also owe thanks to Dr. Cates for encouraging me to apply.”
When she graduates from University of Mount Olive next year, Anderson intends to go to medical school. Right now she plans on making the most of her experience with the SPUR program this summer. “I always knew I wanted to do something in the medical field. I hope to get a good picture of what a possible future could look like while working within this area of medicine. I hope to be able to apply and develop the knowledge I have learned from the science courses I’ve been taking so far.”
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