RESP receives a 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

The Rice Emerging Scholars Program (RESP) received one of the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Awards from Insight Into Diversity magazine.

INSIGHT AwardWinners were selected on the basis of efforts to inspire and encourage a new generation of young people from underrepresented groups to consider careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields through mentoring, teaching, research and successful programs and initiatives.

RESP, along with the other recipients of the award, will be featured in the September issue of Insight Into Diversity.

Established in 2012, RESP is designed to acquaint incoming first-year students with the demanding pace, depth and rigor of STEM courses at Rice. Aimed at students of exceptional promise whose high school preparation might make the early college years particularly difficult, RESP broadly addresses academic and nonacademic barriers to success for new students seeking a career in science or engineering. Students begin the comprehensive program the summer before matriculation with a six-week summer academic challenge in the STEM fields and are monitored intensely for at least two more years after arriving on campus.

Matt Taylor ’92, associate vice provost, and Michael Wolf, professor of mathematics, serve as co-directors of RESP. More information on the program is available here.


About Jade Boyd

Jade Boyd is science editor and associate director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.