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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 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
  • Students Teaching and Reaching Students (STARS) give students the forum to:
    • Teach and learn from each other
    • Receive expertise on math/science topics
    • Receive frequent and continued positive reinforcement for course material
  • 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.