Science Leaders Program
In 2007, Connecticut College launched the Science Leaders Program, a program to increase the number of women and minority students graduating from the College with a degree and research experience in the sciences. The program, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, prepares these students for a wide range of science-related careers and provides a solid foundation for graduate study or medical school. See the Science Leaders Program Fact Sheet (pdf).
The Science Leaders Program is designed to foster a passion for science through applied research and close association with faculty and other science students and prepare students for careers in the sciences through close faculty mentoring, hands-on research and internship opportunities. Students enrolled in the program at Connecticut College receive additional mentoring and support, career preparation and counseling and assistance applying to graduate and medical school. They also complete an intensive first-year seminar with other Science Leaders.
All prospective science majors at Connecticut College who are U.S. citizens and who qualify for need-based financial aid are eligible for the program, but admission priority is given to women, students of color, students with disabilities, first-generation college students and students who are economically disadvantaged.
From the links at left, you can meet some of our recent Science Leaders and learn about their research, posters, summer internships and other accomplishments.
Chemistry Professor Marc Zimmer, the 2007 Connecticut Professor of the Year, has led the program. As part of the program, faculty and students work to increase interest in science among high school students by team-teaching at partnership high schools, presenting at science summer camps and volunteering through new and existing community outreach programs at local schools.
Mily Muniz Torres
Office of Admission