The Federal TRIO Programs, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes outreach and support programs to assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities, to progress from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. Programs at IUPUI include the following:
- Federal TRIO Upward Bound (Grades 9-12) provides low-income, first-generation, and potential college students quality instruction and academic support that will ensure students' success in postsecondary education. The IUPUI program involves over 120 students from six Indianapolis area high schools. The program provides tutoring, academic enrichment, Saturday seminars that address academic success strategies, and a summer residential component on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. The program also offers college visits, summer work-study, and a parent support group. Contact: Nathan Harris, Director; (317) 278-1927.
- Federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) (Grades 13-14) provides assistance in three key areas; academic, personal growth, and financial planning. SSS helps students academically by providing free tutoring, academic/career advising, workshops, and graduate school preparation. SSS helps students' personal growth by providing social and cultural activities, peer mentoring, personal counseling, and orientation to college. The program helps students financially by providing financial aid counseling, numerous scholarship opportunities and grants. SSS serves over 350 IUPUI first generation or low-income students. Contact: Barbara Browning, Director; (317) 274-5980.
- Federal TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program (grades beyond 14) provides eligible undergraduate students with preparation and skills necessary for graduate school by offering critical support and resources. The goal is to help students successfully prepare for and complete their Ph.D. The McNair Program has two components: one during the academic year and one during the summer months. During the academic year students are enrolled in a one-credit independent research course relevant to their major. During the summer students experience a nine-week paid program in which they work with a faculty mentor on a research project. Additional experiences for McNair scholars include traveling to McNair Scholar Program national meetings, attending professional conferences, workshops, and receiving assistance with application to graduate programs. Contact: Vicki Gayfield, Associate Director; (317) 278-6101.
All three IUPUI TRIO Program funds are housed in University College. The IUPUI Center for Research and Learning administers the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.
Bridges to the Baccalaureate (grades 13-14). This program is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, an $80,000 gift from Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, and private support from community leaders. IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College are partners in a new program to guide underrepresented minority students through the rigors of college science degree programs. The program helps students make the transition from two-year community colleges to four-year baccalaureate programs. The IUPUI-Ivy Tech partnership (grades 13-14) features specially designed curricula in biology, chemistry, and psychology; mentor-supervised summer research experiences; science learning community courses; and research stipends and scholarships. For more information, contact Vicki Gayfield at email@example.com or Andy Gavrin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) (grades 13-14 and beyond 14). The LSAMP program, supported with funds from the National Science Foundation, offers summer and academic-year research fellowships and awards to encourage eligible undergraduate students from ethnic populations traditionally under-represented in baccalaureate-degree programs to persevere and graduate from a science, mathematics, engineering, or technology program. Contact: Kim Nguyen, email@example.com, (317) 274-1126. This program is administered in partnership with the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning.
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRP) (grades 9-12 and 13-14). The IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRP) is partially funded by the National Cancer Institute. The program aims to increase the number of high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields (medical residents are not eligible for this program). This is a summer program held on the Indianapolis campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Students recruited interact with any one of five cancer center research programs, 10 shared facilities and more than 100 world-renowned investigators to gain exposure to a wide range of basic science, translational, and clinical research activities, and to attend weekly workshops that deal with issues related to gaining admission to graduate and professional programs of study. Contact: Rivienne Shedd-Steele, Director; (317) 278-0073.
Indiana University School of Medicine T35 Research Program (T35) (grades beyond 14). The Indiana University School of Medicine T35 Program is for college students of junior or senior standing who are interested in the biomedical field. T35 is a summer research program supported by the National Institutes of Health and the IU School of Medicine. The program is designed to encourage outstanding underrepresented students to pursue graduate study and ultimately academic careers in biomedical research. Under the direct guidance of a faculty mentor, students conduct research in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, neuropharmacology, and several others. Contact: Nelson E. Soto at firstname.lastname@example.org, (317) 278-3741; or IUPUI Center for Research and Learning: (317) 278-8880.
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (I-CTSI) Summer Internship Program (grades 14 and beyond). The I-CTSI summer program involves undergraduates in clinical research projects mentored by IUPUI faculty members. Students in this program are encouraged to graduate and enter careers requiring post-doctoral preparation (the M.D. and/or Ph.D.) in health sciences. Students participate in professional development workshops and seminars that support their preparation for post-baccalaureate work. The I-CTSI is supported by funds from the National Institutes of Health and IUPUI and its I-CTSI partners (Notre Dame, Purdue and IU Bloomington) support student participants and programming in the summer. The IUPUI Center for Research and Learning administers this program in partnership with I-CTSI. Contact: Elizabeth Rubens, email@example.com, (317) 274-4590.
Advance Urban Learning: Teach Science: "Two Careers with One Degree" (grades 14 and beyond). This program, funded by the National Science Foundation under the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, provides two-year, full-tuition scholarships for undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in the sciences (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics) and who also have a desire to become a secondary science teacher (high school or middle school).The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program is a national effort to increase the nation's ranks of highly qualified STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers. The Advance Urban Learning: Teach Science program at IUPUI [http://www.iupui.edu/ucase/scholarships/teachscience/] is a partnership between the School of Science and the School of Education, through UCASE, the Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education [http://www.iupui.edu/ucase/]. Graduates receive a B.A. or B.S. degree from the School of Science with full teacher certification from the IU School of Education. Full scholarships make it possible for students to complete their last two years of both science and education courses by attending IUPUI full-time. For more information, contact Kathleen A. Marrs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students as Mentors and Owners of Geoscience and Environmental Education: The Global Warming Road Show (SMOGEE) (grades 4-8). SMOGEE, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a three-phase, tiered mentoring program that selects 11th and 12th graders from a public school science magnet program to teach well-known and tested climate change curricula to 7th graders from a local feeder school. Throughout all three phases, students are supported by an expert team consisting of university scientists and science educators, secondary science teachers, and museum educators. The program aims to increase student interest in geoscience careers and increase student interest in applying to college, and enrolling in colleges with geoscience programs. Contact: Gabriel Filippelli, (317) 274-7484.
Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans (grades beyond 14). In Fall 2009, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and other Indiana University campuses will enroll their first groups of "Yellow Ribbon Program" veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs' Yellow Ribbon Program – a provision of the new, Post-9/11 GI Bill – is designed to cover the costs that exceed an in-state undergraduate education for military veterans. The program also offers additional tuition support for military veterans enrolled in graduate programs or from outside the state. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the VA matches university contributions to cover tuition expenses for eligible veterans. IUPUI will provide four Yellow Ribbon Program awards through the IU School of Dentistry, one award through the IU School of Law-Indianapolis, and up to 20 awards campuswide through the Office for Veteran and Military Personnel. Contact: Susan Richards (email@example.com) , manager of the IUPUI Office for Veteran and Military Personnel, 317-274-5015.