This one-workload unit course is designed to provide students with information about how to successfully navigate their academic experience. Class sessions will include discussions about critical thinking in STEM, the process of engaging in undergraduate research as well as how to write a scientific abstract and research paper. After the course, students will be equipped with a deeper understanding of how to be successful in STEM and have meaningful conversations with faculty. There is a stipend for students provided they met all the program expectations.
Some topics covered in the course include the following:
- Discussion about critical thinking in STEM
- Successful academic strategies in STEM
- Exploring the process of engaging in undergraduate research
- How to have meaningful conversations with faculty members regarding undergraduate research and academic strategies
- Department Presentations from across campus
- Graduate School Preparedness
The course will require a presentation and research paper to culminate the experience.
- Declared STEM major
- Freshmen, Sophomores or first-year Transfer students
- Considered an underrepresented minority (URM) in STEM*
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
The interest form for this course is currently closed. Please check back at the start of the winter 2021 quarter.
* The National Science Foundation’s definition of underrepresented in STEM: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13646