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Presented by: Ed Mosteig, PhD, Mathematics

The importance of community is often lauded by those who seek to advance academic excellence among underrepresented groups. I will describe the progress of two LMU programs—ACCESS and the McNair Scholars Program—that build community and provide support for students in the sciences and social sciences at different points of their undergraduate years. ACCESS promotes retention and success among first-generation and underrepresented students in STEM fields, particularly during their first year of college. The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare students for graduate studies through mentorship and engagement in undergraduate research experiences. In addition to describing ACCESS and McNair, I will review other models of successful programs at other institutions, and discuss how we can learn from these examples how to better support our students here at LMU.

The CREATE-STEM series is organized by Anna Bargagliotti, Ph.D., Mathematics, and Jeff Phillips, Ph.D., Physics. Please contact them directly or via teachers@lmu.edu for details.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866. 

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.

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