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University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois LSAMP

Bridge to the Doctorate at the University of Ilinois at Chicago

NSF Awards: 1500368

2019 (see original presentation & discussion)


The NSF LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate at the University of Illinois at Chicago engages aspiring independent scientists to participate in programming and activities designed to aid the Fellows in seeking new avenues toward becoming leaders and contributing members of the STEM workforce. Program components and activities are designed to facilitate academic and professional success.  Important outcomes of the BD at UIC, beyond completion of the PhD, is the participation of fellows in collaborative research and post-graduate placement into STEM careers that will propel them into positions of leadership in academia and industry. The Bridge to the Doctorate Summer Institute serves as the catalyst for transitional programming as the new fellows prepare for their entry into doctoral study in their respective disciplines.  The program employs a multi-pronged approach incorporating academic and professional development, mentorship, peer support and community building, and professional networking. 

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