The Latham Science Engagement Initiative provides the opportunity to engage highly talented undergraduate students across science disciplines in community outreach. The program enhances research opportunities for selected undergraduate students with the goal to position students with the scientific and creative abilities for graduate work.
The program prepares students to communicate science in the public sphere, work in interdisciplinary settings, and demonstrate the broader impact of scientific research. Students experience the strength of interdisciplinary interactions through exposure to research in other disciplines and work with students in other science majors on group projects. In addition, they develop fluency in communicating to diverse audiences in the community.
Students selected for the program complete two courses, design and implement an outreach project, and participate in an event that highlights their achievements.
The Latham Science Engagement Initiative is administered by the Department of Biology. For additional information, contact the Latham Science Engagement Initiative Fellowship Program.