The CASA manages the following programs: Humanities Inclusivity Program, Maximizing Access to Research Careers, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, Perimeter Research Assistantships, Math Path Program, and CREST D-MAP Undergraduate Summer Research Program.
Announcements and Assistantships
The 25-to-Thrive program is a guided pathway aimed at students and alumni who are interested in attending graduate school. Each participant develops a self-guided action plan that takes them through 5 different areas where they will develop the skill-set necessary to successfully apply to a graduate program. Each 25-to-Thrive participant is free to choose a minimum of 5 tasks out of 8 in each area with the CASA providing feedback and mentoring to ensure students are progressing toward their professional goals. These areas include:
- Academic Preparation
- Writing Preparation
- Standardized Test Preparation
- Research Preparation
- Application Preparation
Overall, the 25-to-Thrive program enables students to create a more personalized yet mentored approached to achieving their professional goals.
The program is available to the following:
- Current GSU students and alumni
- Must be able to complete the program in one year
- Interested in pursuing an advanced graduate degree
For more information about 25-to-Thrive, please contact Leslie Whitmire at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Sherri Briggs at email@example.com.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Inclusivity Program (HIP) creates a pipeline and support network for humanities majors from underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in Master’s and PhD programs. This two-year program offers a paid research assistantship for 20 students paired with GSU faculty mentors to train in their research methods and writing. The HIP also provides students with intellectual preparation and social experiences that will help them enter the next stage of their path as humanities scholars, teachers, and professionals.
The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) at Georgia State University is an undergraduate research education and training program grounded in Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Psychology. Funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the goal of the IMSD program is to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in biomedical research, starting with undergraduate research and moving directly into Master’s and Ph.D. programs in related fields. The IMSD program includes paid research assistantships, required research presentations, and professional development workshops. Accepted participants in spring 2020 are guaranteed only one year of funding based on solid participation, but we will seek to identify additional funds for their assistantships.
The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program at Georgia State University is an undergraduate research education and training program grounded in several of our research-focused STEM departments. Funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the goal of MARC is to help prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers in biomedical research, starting with undergraduate research and moving directly into Master’s and PhD programs in related fields. The program pays tuition and a stipend, includes funding to conduct research at Harvard or Vanderbilt during the second summer in the program, and requires taking specialized honors courses.
The Perimeter Research Assistantship program is for students in any pathway at Perimeter College of Georgia State University, with interest in pursuing Master’s degrees, PhD’s, JD’s, or MD’s. The program provides funding for part-time research on the Atlanta Campus with a faculty mentor in summer 2020. Applicants should be planning to transition from a Perimeter Campus to the Atlanta Campus in fall 2022.
In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the CASA offers the SLOAN Fellowship.
Through a pilot program funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the CASA-Sloan program places focuses on guiding STEM undergraduates into PhD programs and successful careers. The overarching goal of the CASA-Sloan program is to increase the number of Georgia State undergraduates who progress to PhD programs in STEM fields, ultimately diversifying the STEM professoriate and workforce.
D-MAP at Georgia State University is a Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Summer Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and the expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. D-MAP stands for the Center for Dynamic Multiscale and Multimodal Brain Mapping Across the Lifespan, reflecting the research interests of faculty and students to understand how the brain changes over the lifespan using various neuroimaging, data mining, analysis, machine learning, data visualization, and neuroinformatics technologies.
The Math Path Program is an interinstitutional partnership funded by the Equitable Pathways to Graduate School initiative of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Math Path Program supports the recruitment, retention, and progression of undergraduates from diverse backgrounds in pathways to quantitative science graduate programs around the nation. Georgia State University leads the project in partnership with the National Math Alliance, with enthusiastic support from specific graduate programs at Arizona State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and Purdue University, as well as Georgia State’s own College of Arts and Sciences and Robinson College of Business. Not only are we offering undergraduate student opportunities such as research assistantships and transition grants, but also we aim to strengthen the departmental and institutional practices known to promote student success at the graduate level.
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