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Abstract Title: Building community and identity in science: The CSU S-STEM Program
Abstract: The CSU S-STEM Program supported by the National Science Foundation seeks to increase the educational attainment of CSU students and encourage more students to think of themselves as scientists.  Chemistry and Physics Majors in the S-STEM Program receive tuition support at CSU, engage in a summer program based on the University of California-Berkeley Compass Project, participate in early research experiences during their first year at CSU, and engage in a peer and faculty mentoring program.  Students also receive funding to support travel to attend conferences and present research and explore graduate programs, teaching careers, and careers in scientific research.  An emphasis on the development of community, in addition to academic and scientific support, are essential elements of the CSU S-STEM Program and build on the resources of our students who mainly come from neighborhoods on the southside of Chicago.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Mel S. Sabella
Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive - SCI 309
Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Studies
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 7739952172
Fax: 7739953809
and Co-Presenter(s)
Kristy Mardis, Nicolette Sanders, Natalie Perez, Christopher Mallares, Andrew Huff, Anthony Coleman, and Chietha Moore
Chicago State University