Congrats to the graduates of Science Boot Camp 2018!

It's called science boot camp, an intense, 11-day-long session designed to introduce incoming first-year students to the rigor and expectations of college-level science courses.

The 10 participants are part of the Science Posse program for students from New York City with exceptional academic and leadership skills who might otherwise have been overlooked by the traditional college admissions process. For example, they may not attend high schools where highly selective colleges recruit.

The students are all interested in pursuing the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. Posse scholars reflect the demographics of major cities. The majority of the students are students of color, low-income or the first in their families to attend college.

As part of boot camp, they attend classes, perform lab work, complete homework assignments and take exams. The program was started a decade ago by Professor of Biology Melissa Kosinski-Collinsand Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Kim Godsoe.

Boot camp culminated with members of the Posse cohort delivering presentations in the Shapiro Science Center atrium. Each student designed a poster summarizing and analyzing the findings of a published scientific paper and delivered a brief talk to the event's attendees when they came by.

Take a look at a sampling of this year's posters here:

Categories: Students, Campus News
Date: August 2, 2018