To provide high quality mentored research experiences to increase participation in STEM pathways for all learners.
To provide a summer residential research opportunity to high school students in order to introduce high achieving students from all backgrounds to university level research and a mentored experience to university life.
The Young Scholars Program accomplishes this mission by
- Collaborating with esteemed research faculty and providing trainings on best practices for working with high school youth
- Introducing students to college level academic expectations and providing scaffolded tasks to build student capacity
- Providing social-emotional skill building opportunities to prepare students for independent living and learning
- Targeting outreach to students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage in science enrichment programing.