AIMS Mission

The Purpose of the Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS) program is to increase the number of women and students of color who graduate from BGSU with majors in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), and who proceed to get terminal degrees in their fields then ultimately perform cutting-edge research and/or teaching.”

The goals within the overall mission:

Develop a pipeline of high school students who matriculate at BGSU and pursue careers in STEM

  • Increase the number of well-prepared underrepresented minority and women graduates who major in STEM
  • Increase the number of underrepresented minority and women graduates who attend graduate school and obtain terminal degrees in their areas of interest.

Components of the Plan:

  • 4-week Summer Accelerated Program
  • AIMS Seminar I and II with the primary purpose being to provide students with a better sense of belonging to BGSU and AIMS
  • On-going mentorship program
  • Regular/Individual, one-on-one meetings with the AIMS Director
  • Research opportunities after the freshmen year, including summer REU
  • Summer internships
  • Participation in campus research seminars, poster sessions and/or presentations
  • Off-site visits to conferences where at which AIMS scholars may be presenters
  • Volunteerism and promotion of AIMS program
  • Peer mentoring of incoming AIMS scholars
  • Academic counseling & Tutoring
  • GRE/MCAT exam preparation, starting the sophomore year
  • Exposure to ‘real world’, accomplished mathematicians and scientists
  • Visits to graduate school programs
  • Assistance in securing admission to and financial assistance in graduate programs.


  • Four-Year renewable scholarships
  • Exploration of career paths and self-assessment of interests
  • Free tuition, room and meals for the summer residential program
  • Early exposure to the college experience and courses
  • Broad science exposure via mini-courses and lab experiences
  • Opportunities to meet professionals in research, industry and education
  • Interaction with faculty mentors who are established and accomplished in their respective fields
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Additional (non-AIMS) funds may be available for qualified students
  • STEM fields offer competitive salaries and rewarding careers