Monday, August 28, 2017

New S-STEM Partnership with ASU's NCIAS

A new S-STEM grant was funded by the NSF that includes a partnership with ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West Campus.  We do not yet have an application, but are working on it and will let you all know when it is ready.  In the interest of planning, however, we are providing supported degree information.  If you are interested, we highly recommend that you declare a MAPP in one of these degree areas, if you haven't already.  This scholarship will provide continuing support after transfer in the following degree programs:

Applied Computing - MAPP, MAP - Applied computing provides a foundation in computer science, combining technical computing skills with an understanding of the impact of computer science in real-world contexts.  The technical component of the applied computing program pertains to the design and use of appropriate systems and technologies while the social sciences component delves into understanding how people seek, obtain, evaluate, use and categorize information.  This degree is less math intense than computer science degrees, and is extremely flexible, and allows for the easy addition of a minor or double major.

Applied Math - MAPP, MAP - Applied mathematics is an interdisciplinary program that provides a broad and rigorous foundation in applied mathematics. It includes a foundation in computing and statistics as well as both theoretical and applied mathematics.  The program emphasizes quantitative problem-solving and critical thinking through courses that expose students to a variety of mathematical theories, techniques and applications currently used by analysts and researchers in government, industry and nonprofit organizations

Statistics - MAPP, MAP - Statisticians collect, analyze and interpret data from experiments and surveys. Their work is critical in helping individuals and organizations better understand the information contained in the data.  Emphasizing the practical application of statistics, this program builds upon the foundation of mathematics and computing to study concepts in theoretical and applied statistics.  This program is the only Bachelor of Science degree in statistics in the state of Arizona.

Biology (with a certificate in Biomedical Research) - MAPP, MAP - The biology program, with an emphasis in the natural sciences, examines these disciplines through experiential learning, and all of the program's core courses include laboratories. By learning in an integrative environment that emphasizes the connectedness of the life sciences, students gain a better understanding of larger scientific concepts and can view these concepts from multiple perspectives.  Students are encouraged to conduct independent research under the mentorship of faculty members or during internships. Some even publish in top journals and present their results at scientific meetings.

Pharmacology and Toxicology - MAPP, MAP - This program provides the conceptual foundation for understanding the interactions of chemicals in the biological system. The degree approaches the study of biology and chemistry in an integrative fashion, giving students the breadth and depth to comprehend the physiological, molecular and cellular mechanisms of drug and toxicant action. The degree utilizes experiential learning, and all required core courses have laboratories. Undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct independent research under the mentorship of faculty members or in internships outside the school.

Biotech and Bioenterprise - MAPP, MAP - This program provides students with essential transdisciplinary and practical experience in biotechnology research. Students will acquire the associated business and entrepreneurship skills needed to develop and market biotechnological innovations and solutions to problems facing the biotechnology and health sciences communities in Arizona, the nation and beyond. The program emphasizes coursework in the biological, biomolecular and biotechnological sciences, which are key components that underpin biotechnology. Students will be able to tailor the degree to their specific interests and aspirations through focus areas in biotechnology, bioenterpreneurship and biostatistics. The program is unique due to its focus on blending biotechnology and entrepreneurship.

Environmental Science - MAPP, MAP - The environmental science program prepares students to pursue careers in environmental science, including but not limited to positions with federal and state agencies, private consulting firms, nongovernment organizations and academic research environments. The curriculum emphasizes many aspects of biological study including molecular, organismal and ecosystem biology and is backed by a strong foundation in chemistry, statistics and geographic information systems. The program also focuses on written communication and management skills that will prepare graduates for the multifaceted, transdisciplinary aspects of their careers in environmental science.