Our Members

Established Fall 2016

We currently have 220 members (including 63 Alumni).

Our membership is comprised of:  60% Minority, 59% Low Income (Pell), 71% First Generation, & 72% Female. We have had 13 members in the ISU McNair Scholars Program and participants in National Summer Research & Health Career programs:  1) 60+ members are alumni of REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates or related summer research/internship programs) and 2) 18 members have done the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP).

Leadership & Science Award Recipients 

(National Awards in italics): 

1 Goldwater Scholar, 1 Udall Scholar, 1 Ernest Hollings Scholar, 2 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, 12 ISU McNair Scholars, 10+ Community Advisors, 1 ISU  MLK Advancing One Award; ~30 have presented research at National Research Conferences.

Alumni are doing PhDs, Vet School, applying to Medical School, working for Federal agencies, conducting research in labs and in the field, and/or preparing for careers in/out of STEM fields.

Lifelong Learning

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  • 11

    PhD Students

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  • 6

    Health Programs

11 PhD students: Biological Sciences: UC San Diego Scripps Oceanographic (Marine Biology), Cornell University (Plant Path. & Plant-Microbe Biology),Iowa State (Microbiology), Penn State University (Biology), University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Food Science), Virginia Tech (Biological Systems Engineering), University of Washington (Biology), Yale University (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology). Chemistry: Texas A&M; Occupational Therapy: Drake University; Education: UC Berkeley

12 Masters: American University (Sustainability Management), Iowa State (Anthropology), 3 Iowa State Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), 2 Mercy College of Medicine (Lab Sciences), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Biomechanics), St. Cloud State (Biology), University of Saint Louis (Education, Student Affairs), Tufts University (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology);

6 Health Programs: A.T. Still University Health (DO), Baylor School of Medicine (Public Health), Elmhurst University (MS Nursing), Grandview University (Nursing), New York College of Podiatric Medicine (Podiatry), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Nutrition & Integrated Health (Dietetics)

3 Veterinary Programs (VMCAS)Colorado State University, Iowa State University, Ross University.

4 Postbac Program: Americorp (Univ of Georgia), Iowa State University, Mayo Clinic, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

7 working in private sector or government STEM-related jobs. Tesla, Cytiva, GALT Inc., JBS, CVS Pharmacy, Grinnell Mutual, NOAA Guam.

17 are On-Going: 3 left STEM career pathways.

New Member Orientation Photos