Initial Publication Date: September 7, 2006

Broadening Access to Science: Programs Elsewhere

In summer 2006, Lisa Short and Sara Lopez (2005 Science Scholars, '09) searched the web sites of the top liberal arts colleges and research universities (as ranked by US News & World Report) for programs that broaden access to science. Their work was supported by Carleton's Science Education Resource Center (SERC) and our HHMI grant. Mary Savina (Geology) and Trish Ferrett (Chemistry) supervised the project. We hope the resources below will aid our efforts to expand and integrate programming at Carleton.

Liberal Arts College

Williams College. 'Summer Science Program (SSP)' for incoming first-year students. Contact: Professor Christopher Goh, Program Director

Pomona College. Irvine Summer Scholars Enrichment Program (SSEP), pre-college program for high school students. Contact: Maria Tucker.
Haverford College.

  • Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP). A multi-year multiple component program for Haverford students. Contact: Jeff Tecosky-Feldman.
  • Minorities as Student Teachers (MAST). An outreach program to local middle and high schools, involves Haverford students as teachers. Contact: Robert Fairman, Director, Science Program.
  • Chesick Scholars Program. Five-week summer program in science for incoming first-year students. Contact: Jeff Tecosky-Feldman, Director

Grinnell College. Grinnell Science Project. Pre-freshman summer program for incoming Grinnell students. Contact: Mark Schneider.