Over half of our 2010 graduates participated in at least one internship during their career at Pfeiffer University. Recent internships for biology and chemistry majors include the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Lab. Exercise science majors have participated in both aquatic physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation in association with Stanly Regional Medical Center at the YMCA. Environmental science interns have worked on the construction and maintenance of Pfeiffer University’s Environmental Management System. In the future, our relationship with the North Carolina Research Campus, a nationally recognized biotechnology center, will provide additional internship placements.
Milton Rose Scholarship
Named in honor of Milton C. Rose, a long time Pfeiffer supporter and trustee, the Milton Rose Research Fellowship is provided to a select group of undergraduate students who are science or math majors at Pfeiffer. Students selected as Rose Research Fellows will, as freshmen, assist faculty with projects that are faculty-designed. Pfeiffer faculty members mentor students as their knowledge of science problems and methods deepens. By the time the Rose Research Fellows reach their junior year they will collaborate with faculty to craft a research direction for their junior/senior capstone project as a unique or contributing effort to continued research areas.
Milton Rose Scholars have worked with faculty members to develop their own research projects and participated in summer internships at major research laboratories such as the National Institutes of Health. The Milton Rose Program has enabled Pfeiffer undergraduates to conduct research in the laboratories of the Smithsonian and at Texas Tech. One Milton Rose student received specialized training in forensic microscopy at the McCrone Institute in Chicago. Students have also conducted summer research in plant molecular genetics at the University of Florida.
Melissa Peacock-Milton Rose Student 2010-2011
Senior, Mathematics and Engineering Studies.
I moved to North Carolina from Biloxi, Mississippi in August 2007. I am a senior at Pfeiffer University, majoring in Mathematics and Engineering Studies. Some activities I enjoy are acting, playing tennis, and cooking. I am part of the Math club and Honors Program at Pfeiffer. During my first two years, I worked with Dr. Dollar to examine the effects of speed bumps on roadkill number in the Ankarafantsika National Forest in Madagaskar. During my most recent Milton Rose research, I have been working with Dr. Sutlive and Dr. Walker to examine the walk-run transition and the factors that may affect this transition. In my future research, I will be examining how barefoot or shod walking affects the walk-run transition.
After graduating in December 2010, Melissa is now in the Mechanical Engineering program at Auburn University.
Tyler Turner-Milton Rose Student 2010-2011
Tyler Turner is from Shelby, North Carolina, and I am a senior Biology major. His Milton Rose research has been a joint project with Jacob Parks, and we have been working on anti-bacterial resistances, although this year we are focusing more on phages. His plans for post graduation are either go to graduate school to finish my doctorate in biology, or to go to Physician's Assistants school.
Jacob Parks-Milton Rose Student 2010-2011
My name is Jacob Parks and I am a senior Biology/Pre-Medical Studies major at Pfeiffer University. I came in with the idea of being a Family Physician after Graduate School, and that is still my plan. I am from Salisbury, NC and have lived there all my entire life on my family's farm. My research over the past three years has consisted of the study of antibiotic resistances in bacterial cultures from Gibson Lake, which is on the Pfeiffer Campus. This year however, the plan is to change the research topic to bacteriophage research and study how they interact with bacterial cultures.