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S.M.A.R.T., Student Mentoring and Retention Team
College of Nursing and Health
Coordinator: Jane Doorley, RN, MS, APRN / CNS
The S.M.A.R.T. program was started in May 1993 with a small grant funded through the WSU Alumni Foundation.
The program is a peer-mentoring model coordinated by the nursing students. The student coordinators hold office hours for "drop-in” mentoring.
Some of the S.M.A.R.T. services include: tutoring, support groups, assistance with class scheduling, book loans, and information about other Wright State University student services.
STREAMS, Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Co-Director: Mariana Morris, Ph.D.
(937) 775-2395 or STREAMS website
Wright State University School of Medicine accepts 12 outstanding minority college students each year to participate in summer research opportunities in biomedical sciences. S.T.R.E.A.M.S will select twelve college students from throughout the nation for this 10-12 week summer program, which gives the students the opportunity to conduct laboratory research under the guidance of medical school faculty mentors. The program is designed to encourage members of underrepresented groups to pursue careers in biomedical research.
The S.T.R.E.A.M.S program is funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program offers free campus housing and a monthly stipend of $1,224/month.
S.T.R.E.A.M.S participants will be organized into three general interdisciplinary areas: cellular mechanisms, endocrinology/hypertension and cardiovascular epidemiology. The students will spend about 80 percent of their time conducting biomedical research in Wright State laboratories and working closely with medical school faculty. In addition, they will read papers from biomedical literature, make scientific presentations, and explore the social and ethical implications of scientific research.
Wright Engineering Council
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Coordinator: Director of Freshman Relations
The Wright Engineering Council mentoring program teams an upper-class engineering or computer science student with a first-year engineering or computer science student. The program focuses on interaction between the mentor and mentee during the fall academic term.
The purpose of the peer-mentoring program is to assist the first-year students with the adjustment to being at the university. The focus is on the development of college success techniques such as improving study and time management skills.