Sarah Alam is the 2017 recipient of the “Dr. O.M. ‘Budd’ Berringer Pre-Health Professions Endowed Scholarship.” Ms. Alam will begin medical school at Wright States’ Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. She plans to use the $1,000 scholarship to help pay for educational expenses. Dr. Berringer’s wife, Dr. Lynn Berringer, who is a retired pediatrician, presented the scholarship.
The U.S. Department of Education will continue to fund UCF’s McNair Scholars program. The university will use the more than $1 million grant to help 145 students achieve their dream of earning a doctoral degree.
The Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC) is a group of student ambassadors in Undergraduate Research (OUR), a part of the Division of Teaching and Learning. They come from various majors and conduct research in topics ranging from biodiversity to artificial intelligence to surgical robots. Members have participated in summer programs at other universities including MIT, Vanderbilt, Washington State, University of Missouri, and the University of Chicago, thanks to support from Academic Advancement Programs.