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Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program

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Final rept. 14 Dec 2013-15 Dec 2014

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Since its inception in the 2006-2007 academic year, nearly two hundred students have participated in the Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program. The knowledge and experience that is obtained by participating in the Hopps Research Scholars Program has provided students with transformative academic, laboratory and life skills that will be applicable in every aspect of their lives in the future. Rigorous training is required to sufficiently prepare them to enter graduate school, and essentially be at the forefront of scientific discovery in the future. However, they are also expected to go beyond the finish line at graduation and prepare to be of service to their country in their impending research careers. A strong commitment to excellence requires that Hopps Scholars are challenged to demonstrate exceptional performance in the classroom, to participate in meaningful research experiences and are encouraged to seek enlightening opportunities to develop their character and unleash their many talents. As Morehouse College continues to address the dearth of African American and other minority male students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM research and in the workforce, it is very rewarding to see Hopps Scholars become a presence in producing manpower to address the nation s STEM needs. Included in this final performance report are the scholarly pursuits featuring the 5th cohort of Hopps Scholars, current updates and program highlights since the last report.

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  • Humanities and History

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