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
Cameron Hardwick, Physics
Jack Streeter, Mathematics
Cassie Wyatt, Chemistry
Sophomore Cohort Mentor:
Seraphine Shen-Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Aurora MacDougal, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bavly Daowd, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Alyssa Scheele, Computer Science and Mathematics
Angela Gaetano, Mathematics
Lee McGill, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Junior Cohort Mentor:
Steve Robinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Liberty Foye, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johnny Leonardini, Computer Science
Corey Schmidt, Computer Science
Grayson Carroll, Computer Science
Rebecca Newton, Chemistry
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.