FLi Sci Programs
The aim of any FLi Sci program is rooted in support of our mission and vision — to support low-income or first-generation students eager to become scientists and drastically increase the number of diverse researchers.
The first pilot program born out of FLi Sci was the FLi Sci Scholars Program, a paid research fellowship program that run during the Fall 2019 academic semester. 7 ambitious high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) were selected for the inaugural fellowship that met weekly to discuss topics related to science and prepared and presented a culminating research proposal.
There are a variety of skills utilized in scientific settings — such as programming (e.g., Python or R), statistics, experimental design, and even scientific communication. However, not all students are adequately or properly exposed to these tangible skillsets either because they are unable to learn formally in classrooms or trained during research assistantships. To combat these challenges, an in-progress project we hope to launch in mid to late 2022 is producing syllabi to help students learn on their own vital research skills based on free, online resources.