Center for Achievement in Science Education

Increasing Diversity in Science at Brooklyn College!

The Center for Achievement in Science Education (CASE) is a campus-based initiative, formed in fall 2005, to maximize the resources of science research and science programs and the talents of program staff. The main goal of CASE is to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students who pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, scientific research and technology. These goals are met and exceeded through the efforts of students, faculty and administrators who provide countless hours of student mentoring and support.

Through these programs, faculty host students in their labs and give formal and informal academic counseling. Administrators plan, host and conduct workshops on myriad topics such as GRE prep and interview skills. Students support each other through structured peer-led team learning activities to supplement instruction in gateway science classes, one-on-one tutoring and recreational activities. All events and activities sponsored and/or hosted by any CASE member program are open to any student in a CASE member program. This practice allows the college to offer a menu of academic and personal enhancement opportunities — career workshops, financial counseling, GRE prep, personal statement writing — to CASE students. In a sense, through CASE, Brooklyn College has expanded its offerings to include many opportunities that are essential to the holistic development of mature, well-trained scientists for the 21st century. 

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