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Contact Information:

Abby Davidson

CBASE Director, Director of Tutoring and Student Academic Support

CBASE Office

Life Science (LS) 114
Phone: 719.549.2758

Science Learning Center

Life Science (LS) 122
Phone: 719.549.2652

Communities to Build Active STEM Engagement (CBASE)

The CSU-Pueblo’s Communities to Build Active STEM Engagement (CBASE) Title III grant integrates curricular (new and redesigned coursework), co-curricular (undergraduate research opportunities, mentorship, student services), and programmatic (professional development, community building, and seminar series) to achieve our primary goals of 1) increasing Hispanic, low income, and minority students retention and program completion; and 2) improve Hispanic graduation rates through better articulation with collaborating Community Colleges and faculty professional development.

Key Programs of the CBASE Grant:

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    Research Communities Program:

    The Research Communities Program provides paid research opportunities to undergraduate students as new researchers (Research Interns) or experienced researchers (Research Fellows). In the final year of the CBASE Grant, new applicants are strongly encouraged to join the Discovery Scholars Program. 

    Discovery Scholars Program

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    CBASE 2.0 Program:

    The CBASE 2.0 Mentor program leverages the expertise of undergraduate student leaders, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members to play an active role in scaffolding and facilitating a CBASE 2.0 Project for a group of 5-10 first year undergraduate students within their discipline area. CBASE 2.0 Mentors play a dynamic role in mentoring undergraduate students through all aspects of the project including: project design, project implementation, project reporting, and delivery of appropriate project deliverables. The CBASE 2.0 Project has become the Discovery Scholars Program!

    Discovery Scholars Program

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    Experiential Education (EE) Program:

    The EE Program provides undergraduate students an oppotunityt to engage in a semester-long project within their discipline area, under the guidance of an experienced mentor. EE Mentors will play a dynamic role in mentoring undergraduate students through all aspects of the EE project including: project design, project implementation, project reporting, and delivery of appropriate project deliverables. In the final year of the CBASE Grant, the EE Program is not accepting new applicants. Students interested in participating in research experiences are encouraged to join the Discovery Scholars Program. 

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    Science Learning Center (SLC):

    The Science Learning Center provides tutoring support for students taking courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The Science Learning Center is staffed by a dedicated team of undergraduate peer tutor mentors who provide support through both drop in tutoring and supplemental instruction (SI) review sessions. For more information about the Science Learning Center, please check out the Science Learning Center Page, or contact the Science Learning Center.

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    PASSChem and Curricular Redesign Program:

    Primed Adaptive Studio for Success in Chemistry (PASSChem) is a design-based research project aimed to improve the learning and success rates of students in General Chemistry. The PASSChem Project incorporates components of high impact curricular strategies such as flipped learning, studio teaching model, and peer led team learning, and the project will run the duration of the CBASE Grant.

    CBASE will be re-focusing our efforts in the final year of the grant away from curriculum redesign towards faculty development around grantsmanship in partnership with the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects. It is increasingly important that we move towards finding new resources to help institutionalize our services. 

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    Plan2 (Summer Course Recovery) Program:

    The Plan2 Program provides STEM students the opportunity to take (or re-take) key gatekeeper STEM courses over the summer sessions for the purpose of keeping them on track for timely graduation. Plan2 courses wholly focus on a student-centered classroom approach, with the goal to best support students in successfully completing the courses. For more information about Plan2 courses, please contact CBASE Assistant Director Abby Davidson. 

Spring 2022 Registration is Open

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Registration Requirements

Submit Proof of Vaccination or Exemption

CARES Funding

Student wearing face mask

CARES Funding is available for eligible students to help pay for cost of attendance needs such as food, housing, childcare, health care, course materials, technology, tuition assistance, and other critical needs.

Contact Information:

Abby Davidson

CBASE Director, Director of Tutoring and Student Academic Support

CBASE Office

Life Science (LS) 114
Phone: 719.549.2758

Science Learning Center

Life Science (LS) 122
Phone: 719.549.2652

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