Education

STEM Program Helps High Schoolers Make Connections, See What’s Possible

STEM Program Helps High Schoolers Make Connections, See What’s Possible

Geisel first-year students and Sweitzer Fellows Shuaibu Ali ’21 and Kenny Williams ’21 are partnering with classmates and local high schools to offer Upper Valley STEM Scholars. The program allows students to gain exposure and mentorship in STEM fields like medicine, while learning how societal issues impact the health of communities.

On the US-Mexican border in Tijuana, Mexico. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

On the Border

Late last year, second-year Geisel School of Medicine student Sarah Rosenstein traveled to Tijuana, Mexico with Border Angels, a San Diego-based non-profit that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. The group of volunteer doctors, nurses, physician-assistants, and nurse-practitioners staff a weekly clinic to care for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.

Rural Outright Qmmunity kick-off event at Meyer Maple Lanes in Claremont, NH. Photo credit: Matt Mooshian of Rural Outright.

Qmmunity Support

Schweitzer Fellows Jaci Gresham ’21 and Sand Mastrangelo ’21 saw a need and took action—they established a community of mentors for Upper Valley LGBTQIA+ teens.

PEMM Student Arielle Baker Receives Prestigious National Fellowship

PEMM Student Arielle Baker Receives Prestigious National Fellowship

Arielle Baker, Guarini ‘19, a PhD candidate in the neuroscience track of the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM), has received a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship. She will be working with the Committee on Women at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to advocate for the participation and retention of women in these disciplines.