ACES: A Mentoring Program for 1st Generation Students Majoring in STEM Disciplines

ACES (Aspire, Connect, Encourage, Succeed) is a mentoring program for first generation first year students who are majoring in a STEM discipline (Biology, Chemistry, pre-Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, Geosciences).  The goal of ACES is to help students develop and reach their academic goals, help students develop relationships with other students, faculty, and staff, provide the students’ families the tools to support the student during the transition to college. This pilot program is funded by a VSU Innovation Grant.