• Using the diagnostic testing station of a water well
    Using the diagnostic testing station of a water well
  • Presenting course-based research to faculty
    Presenting course-based research to faculty
  • Summer 2012 HHMI students
    Summer 2012 HHMI students

Many students approach their introductory science courses with a check-box mentality, and enrolling means learning isolated facts. This restricted goal does not capture the intellectual excitement of science nor the relevance of science to students' personal lives. Low appeal and retention rates have contributed to national shortages of scientists, medical researchers and engineers. The combined goals of our initiatives described in this website are to attract, retain and help students succeed in science. Students in their first two years in college will experience the excitement of discovery, the joy of asking questions about how the universe works, and the satisfaction that they can use their scientific skills to help make a difference in this world.