P241: Creating opportunities and access in science and technology (COAST): An NSF S-STEM program at Knox College

Author: Mary Crawford, Knox College, USA

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Date: 8/4/14

Time: 11:30 AM11:50 AM

Room: MAK B2110

Related Symposium: S28

The presentation will talk about the key components of the NSF-S-STEM program at Knox College which targets first-year, full-time students with financial need who have demonstrated motivation and aptitude to pursue STEM degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry. In addition, the presentation will include a discussion of the strategies implemented in the program to help in prioritizing students who are first-generation students and from groups underrepresented in STEM fields. The author gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the NSF (DUE#1258935) for this project.