Schedule of Student Activities at the CRL becomes systematized

We have developed a well-defined activity schedule for newly recruited students that provides them with a solid orientation to the CRL, introduces them to the research opportunities available, and encourages them to join teams of fellow researchers, led by a peer-mentor. Recently we have systematized this schedule: Initially joining the CRL, completing a research project, writing their results, presenting at both professional and public forums, and receiving a certificate for their informal STEM learning experience. This sequence is consistent with the interventions recommended by the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program at UMBC (Maton et al 2009) .****