2013 Examples of Excelencia Honorable Mention
INSPIRE is a pipeline program that provides Hispanic high school students the opportunity to engage in hands-on biomedical original research with faculty advisors and graduate student mentors. Students learn laboratory techniques, bioethics, experimental design, and data entry and analysis at a graduate-level institution.
Beginning in 2006, the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program (UPP) offers summer paid opportunities for students in career exploration at the Anschutz Medical Campus from the Colorado School of Public Health, College of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Graduate School, and the School of Dental Medicine.
Formally launched in 1990, Science Bound (SB) was replicated at Purdue University in 2001, and expanded to two rural Iowa communities in 2005 and 2007. SB is a nine-year, informal STEM development program preparing pre-college URMs to earn bachelor’s degrees and pursue careers in technical disciplines.
Although Texas as a whole has always had a high percentage of Hispanics, the rural areas of North Central Texas have only recently experienced this rapid growth. Located on the Texas/Oklahoma border, the Hispanic population at Grayson College grew by 82% between 2000 and 2010 as compared to a 9.3% growth of the total student population.
Established in 1972, St Edward’s University (SEU) has the only CAMP that has been in continuous operation. The CAMP enables students from migrant and seasonal farm worker families to achieve their dream of a college degree. These students are first-generation college goers, who have often times experienced disruptions in their primary and secondary education while migrating with their families to work in the fields.