The best part of the BE program was meeting people from diverse backgrounds and seeing the same passion about science and math that I have. Being able to open our discussions to a broader conversation with group leaders was insightful and encouraging. A program like this is essential to the future of math and science. Students need to see that there is a place for them, that their struggles are heard, and that people are actively working on their behalf.
The opportunities from these kinds of experiences, as well as scholarships that target under-represented students, have made my career possible. I plan on devoting more of my time and money into helping low-income, first-generation students pursue the same thing.
San Diego State University