Bridge Opportunity for Transfer Student Success

Due to the systemic challenges facing underrepresented groups in STEM, solutions require long-term support rather than brief interventions.

Community college transfer students have been targeted as a critical population where lasting impacts can be achieved via an in-house summer program Bridge Opportunity for Transfer student Success (BOTS). Laboratory-based research in the summer during the transition to Colorado School of Mines (CSM) from community colleges has been the focus of this program.
In  2018, CSM supported seven students as they transitioned to Mines under the leadership of this  grant. Students  synthesized new crystalline materials to assess thermoelectric performance. Further, students learned about computationally-driven discovery through interfacing with theory partners.

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)