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Abstract Title: The Sundial Project: Building Equity and Community Through Science
Abstract: The Sundial Project is a student-centered organization focused on developing student leadership, overcoming underrepresentation in STEM, establishing community, and creating successful scientists. These goals are primarily obtained through a summer bridge program and mentoring program. The summer program promotes a sense of community while engaging students with a strong STEM foundation, built around a central theme. The mentoring program pairs incoming freshman with an upperclassman or graduate student mentor to help them adjust to college life and introduce them to the nature of research. Other Sundial activities include: workshops on equity, diversity and professional development, casual science events, and research conferences. In this poster, we present a description of Sundial activities and outcomes: Freshman involved in Sundial activities reported greater connectivity with their peers and more confidence in their ability to succeed. Further, Sundial membership includes 25% more women and 21% more underrepresented minorities than the general physics population
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Kali Johnson
Arizona State University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Alex Brimhall, Dr. Anna Zaniewski