Professor Yolanda Cruz mentoring a student in the lab


Many eyes in the country and in the world are on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. There is a growing interest in ensuring success in STEM for women, Pell-eligible students, students of color, and students who are the first in their families to go to college. Oberlin has taken up that charge with a program called Science and Technology Research Opportunities for a New Generation (STRONG). The STRONG program will bring eight (8) incoming Oberlin first-year students to campus in summer 2017, affording them the opportunity to participate in innovative research with Oberlin professors, to meet other students interested in STEM, and to get a head start on familiarizing themselves with the Oberlin community. The program is free for selected students, who will also be paid to do research for the month of July.

The 2017 STRONG program will run from Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Saturday, July 27, 2017. Students selected to be STRONG Scholars must be in residence on Oberlin’s campus for the entire duration of the program.

Spots in the 2017 STRONG program are limited, so apply now! The application deadline is Monday, May 8, 2017. Selected Scholars will be notified in early June.