UNCFMerck2UNCF Merck Undergraduate Research Fellows, from left, Quincy Jones, Donovan White, and Ophelia JohnsonTwo UAB biomedical engineering students recently attended an event hosted by the UNCF Merck Science Initiative at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Ophelia Johnson and Donovan White were named UNCF Merck Undergraduate Research Fellows in the spring. They were joined by UAB biology student Quincy Jones, who also was named a UNCF Merck Fellow.

The three UAB students were among just 15 undergraduates selected nationally. In addition to the trip to the NIH, each Fellow will present a research project at Merck & Company’s research and development facility this fall.

Each UNCF Merck Fellow receives a $25,000 award. The BME students may share their award with the department in the form of a departmental grant worth up to $10,000 per award.