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Current Pathways Scholars

Congratulations to our sixteen Pathways Scholars for the 2011/2012 academic year!



Freshmen Cohort Mentor:

Mike Pinter, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics


Spencer Colling, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Thompson's Station, TN

Dominic Rota, Physics
Nashville, TN

Cameron Hardwick, Physics

Jack Streeter, Mathematics
Columbia, TN

Cassie Wyatt, Chemistry
Crossville, TN



Sophomore Cohort Mentor:

Seraphine Shen-Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology


Aurora MacDougal, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Murfreesboro, TN

Bavly Daowd, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Antioch, TN

Alyssa Scheele, Computer Science and Mathematics
Murfreesboro, TN

Angela Gaetano, Mathematics
Wellington, OH

Lee McGill, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prospect, TN


Junior Cohort Mentor:

Steve Robinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics


Liberty Foye, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cleveland, TN

Johnny Leonardini, Computer Science
Portland, TN

Corey Schmidt, Computer Science
Nashville, TN

Grayson Carroll, Computer Science
Hermitage, TN

Rebecca Newton, Chemistry
Ooltewah, TN

Alina Lepkowski, Mathematics
North Canton, OH

The Pathways Scholars are provided with resources including tutoring, opportunities for undergraduate research experience, and exposure to graduate schools and career paths through campus visits, speakers, and internships. These support services have proved to be successful in improving persistence to graduation, and to further attachment to advanced studies and careers in science, technology and mathematics.

In addition to the Pathways project offerings, these Pathway Scholars have become immediate members of a community in the School of Sciences, the university, and the larger Middle Tennessee Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) community. Not only do Pathway Scholars join a cohort of other participants in the project guided by faculty mentors, and industry and graduate school liaisons, but they are encouraged to participate in the rich community that already exists through journal clubs, service learning projects, interaction with K-12 teachers and students through science outreach programs, and host of additional programs provided through the participating departments, and the university as a whole.

Back to the Pathways program

Glenn Acree, Ph.D.
Pathways to Science, Technology and Mathematics
(615) 460 - 6289

The Pathways to Science, Technology & Mathematics program is funded by the
National Science Foundation by grant DUE-00850041.