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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 Bridge Program
  • AIMS Seminar I and II with the primary purpose being to provide students with a better sense of belonging to BGSU and AIMS, making optimum use of academic resources, and realizing the pinnacle of success
  • Peer and faculty mentorship program
  • Regular, one-on-one meetings with the AIMS staff
  • Undergraduate research opportunities during the academic year and summer
  • Internships & co-ops
  • Participation in campus research seminars, poster sessions and presentations
  • Off-site visits to conferences where at which AIMS scholars may be presenters
  • Volunteerism and promotion of AIMS program
  • Academic counseling & tutoring
  • GRE & MCAT exam preparation
  • Exposure to ‘real world’, accomplished mathematicians and scientists
  • Assistance in securing admission to and financial assistance in graduate programs

Benefits:

  • 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