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Grinnell Science Project

Breaking Down Barriers

The Grinnell Science Project (GSP) 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.

The Grinnell Science Project is featured on the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website.

25 Years of GSP

Over 900 students have participated in the pre-orientation program from 1993 to 2017, our 25th year. Thousands of others have benefited from the curricular and mentoring changes implemented through the years.

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