Freshmen, Join the New Peer BEARS Mentoring Program!
At SCMNS, we are excited to launch our first official peer-mentoring program to support science and mathematics students in Fall 2018. Our grant-funded Peer BEARS (Bringing Enrichment and Rearing Success) Program is the latest step in our strategy of enhancing student success as we train the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and technologists.
Peer BEARS taps the talent and passion of more experienced SCMNS students to mentor our first-year freshmen through their first two semesters of college, and to increase student engagement and persistence through graduation. Students first arriving on campus are exposed to a new environment, rigorous coursework and unregulated freedom as they transition adolescence to adulthood. This new experience can be difficult if freshmen hold on to the same mindset they had in high school. The goal of our pioneering peer-mentoring program is to improve students' study habits, science and math competency, and professional development through engagement in academic, professional and social activities.
On behalf of the Dean, Dr. Hongtao Yu, the Associate, Dean Dr. Gaston N'Guerekata, and Director of Student Success and Recruitment, Mr. Claton Lewis, we want to welcome our Class of 2022. Get ready for a great experience!
We are One Family—Growing Scientists!