When we take the time to mentor students, they become mentors themselves.

Yenifer Ramirez Gonzalez and Allan Aguirre-Burk are a great example of this. Because members of the Oregon State STEM Leaders program looked out for them, they found themselves surrounded by opportunities — including undergraduate research, internships, attending the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities conference and more.

 

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Program gives underrepresented STEM undergraduates a boost

In the last five years, OSU STEM Leaders has served more than 275 first-year and transfer students. They include first-generation, rural, low income, ethnic and religious minorities along with others who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. All the students begin with STEM majors in either the College of Science, College of Engineering or College of Agricultural Sciences – the three colleges that were part of the original NSF grant.

 

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