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.


Jarren Santos ’17’s journey to a master of public health degree included an innovative science program, faculty-mentored advanced projects, a tour to meet alumni in data analysis and technology, off-campus research, and a cooperative degree program.