I am the Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM grant that provides academically talented low-income students scholarships to study in the computer science, physics, and mathematics statistics (CPaMS) departments at Loyola. This CPaMS Scholars program will provide two cohorts, in consecutive years, a rigorous education taught by faculty with a passion for undergraduate teaching, a focus on interdisciplinary science, and a strong grounding in the liberal arts.
Scholars will develop as a cohort, through a first-year pre-orientation program and a living-learning program. These programs will include shared mentors to orient them to college life and to advise them about STEM opportunities. In subsequent years, each cohort will continue to develop, as the Scholars enroll in a colloquium that connects them with local STEM professionals and an interdisciplinary project-based course to create computer graphics simulations. Throughout their four years, the Scholars will be advised and encouraged to participate in STEM research and internship opportunities. Through these experiences, Scholars will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in STEM careers and graduate education.
For more information, please email me at email@example.com or visit the CPaMS Website.