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Program Description


All Catalyst Scholars have an academic faculty mentor from their respective discipline and access to a graduate-peer mentor. Faculty and graduate student mentors help Catalyst Scholars establish a strong network of student support and ensure all Scholars are progressing successfully through the Program. The enrichment activities for Catalyst Scholars include:

  • Attend monthly meetings with designated, trained faculty mentors and trained graduate student peer-mentors to discuss scholarly progress and student participation, academic aspirations and career goals.
  • Enroll in the 1-credit seminar course during semesters 2, 3, and 4 of the award period. Coordinated by the Management Team, the course will focus on topics in the geosciences that overlap the four disciplines.
  • Develop an individual Academic Success Plan; scholars draft and complete an ASP during semesters 2, 3, and 4 of the award period.
  • Participate in additional scholarly activities such as research or internships with mentors, attend department colloquia, or join professional organizations.
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