UVA-Led Program Seeks to Broaden the Pool of STEM Researchers

UVA biologist Alison Criss mentored Bennett College student Princess Bush, who conducted research in her lab during the summer program.

For students in the VA-NC Alliance for Minority Participation, a summer research program at the University of Virginia showed them career paths in STEM fields they hadn’t considered before and gave them potentially life-changing experiences.

“This program has opened my eyes to the environmental side of engineering,” said Sophia Keniston, a second-year student at Piedmont Virginia Community College, who said she might transfer to UVA.

Her first research experience “rearranged my entire perspective of research,” said Princess Bush, a rising third-year student at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Read more in UVAToday, 8/15/19