Hampton University

To create new pathways for Hampton undergraduates into STEM-intensive master’s programs at Brandeis by expanding their NSF-funded Partnership for Research and Education (PREM) and Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) programs

  • Amount $250,000
  • City Hampton, VA
  • Investigator Demetris Geddis
  • Year 2021
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program

This grant supports Demetris Geddis at Hampton University, who is coordinating a partnership between Hampton and Brandeis University to provide opportunities to underrepresented Black, Indigenous, and Latina/o students. Specifically, Geddis is spearheading a pilot program that will select eight junior Hampton students, provide them with a research experience before their senior year, and ultimately matriculate the cohort into STEM graduate programs at Brandeis. Grant funds support this pilot program, which includes a ten-week paid research internship at Brandeis for all students, near-peer mentorship and workshops on graduate school, a senior course to prepare the students for graduate study, and admission into a STEM-intensive Brandeis master’s program—complete with full scholarship, stipend, and an assigned mentor to make sure that every participating student is well-placed to succeed in graduate school.

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