Advising Strategies to Enlarge and Diversify the Pool of Successful Undergraduates in STEM: Lessons from a Biology Scholars Program (BSP) Course

November 15, 2018, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students


In this interactive workshop, BSP Director/co-Founder, John Matsui will first discuss BSP’s approach to advising its members and then work with you to identify how to adapt and adopt this approach to advise all students beyond the program, especially those from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM.


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on November 14, 2018 - 5:00pm.


Biology Scholars Program (BSP)

Series description

For more than 25 years, the Biology Scholars Program (BSP) has challenged ideas about who can succeed in science, by providing a supportive environment tailored to the needs of students from underresourced communities. The program has produced more than 3,500 biology graduates (80% URM)--many of whom have gone on to advanced study and/or successful careers in STEM-related fields.

Through this limited workshop series (taking place over Fall 2018 and Spring 2019), we hope to share insights, strategies, and research gleaned from BSP to spark discussion and the exchange of ideas among our Berkeley colleagues towards improving retention and outcomes for underrepresented students in STEM courses, majors, and related careers.

Future topics and dates to be announced.