P247: Denver Metro Chem Scholars a new NSF S-STEM program at a large urban PUI
This presentation will describe the first year of the Denver Metro Chem Scholars (DMCS) program, an NSF S-STEM project (DUE 1259336) at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Included will be a brief description of crafting the grant application that was funded and the issues encountered. Various program documents will be presented, in order to give a thorough overview of how the students (sophomores and juniors) were recruited and selected, the benefits the Scholars have received and will continue to receive through their senior year, and how the program is being evaluated. Special attention will be given to the Student Success Passport. Issues pertinent to an urban commuter campus with non-traditional students and to a state-funded Primarily Undergraduate Institution in transition from a teaching mission to a teaching and research mission will be addressed.