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Contact Information:

Dr. Brian Vanden Heuvel

CBASE Director, Biology Professor

CBASE Office

Life Science (LS) 114
Phone: 719.549.2758 and 719.549.2787

Science Learning Center

Life Science (LS) 122
Phone: 719.549.2652

Communities to Build Active STEM Engagement (CBASE)

The CBASE Office is Open and Ready to Support You! 

The CBASE Staff provides remote and limited face-to-face support. Please contact Abby, Linda, or Dr. Brian with any questions or requests from CBASE. You can find our contact information on the Contact Us Page. 

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) initiatives to achieve our primary goals of increasing retention and graduation rates of undergraduate STEM students, with emphasis on students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Key Programs of the CBASE Grant:

2021 Research Communities Application open October 1-31st

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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). Applications to join the Research Communities Program open in October, final selections of the Research Communities cohort are made in December, and the program begins in January. For more information about the Research Communities Program, please check out the Research Communities Page, or contact the CBASE Office.

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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. To learn about current opportunities available, please contact CBASE Director Dr. Brian Vanden Heuvel. 

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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. For more information about the EE Program and to propose an EE project, please visit the EE Program Page, or contact CBASE Assistant Director Abby Davidson. 

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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. For more questions on the Curricular Redesign Program, please contact CBASE Director Dr. Brian Vanden Heuvel.

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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. 

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Get Ready for Fall 2020

Cross-campus plans have been developed that allow for in-person, hybrid, and online class experiences that will help you to tailor your schedule in a flexible way that meets your personal needs.

Contact Information:

Dr. Brian Vanden Heuvel

CBASE Director, Biology Professor

CBASE Office

Life Science (LS) 114
Phone: 719.549.2758 and 719.549.2787

Science Learning Center

Life Science (LS) 122
Phone: 719.549.2652

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