The Grinnell Science Project is committed to developing the talents of all students interested in science and mathematics, especially those from groups underrepresented in the sciences -- students of color, first-generation college students, and women in physics, mathematics and computer science.
The program developed over several years, drawing on national studies and efforts, and aimed at addressing barriers to success in the sciences. It has involved curricular and mentoring changes, activities and structures that foster acclimation to college life and a community of scientists, and improvement of student achievement.
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at a greater rate
than other students
||Comparable rates of science major completion for all groups of students
Presentation, March 25, 2011, at the AAC&U and PKAL Network for Academic Renewal Conference:
- A Grinnell Science Project presentation: "Comprehensive Changes to STEM Education: Reform to Better Serve the Underserved."
GSP Awarded White House Honor
- Grinnell College press release
- White House press release, White House blog, video clip (starting at about 4 minutes:40 seconds in)
- National Science Foundation press release
More information about the Grinnell Science Project:
The Grinnell Science Project was developed at Grinnell College with funds from the Lilly Endowment, Inc, the National Science Foundation, General Telephone and Electronic Foundation, and Grinnell College.