The CNAS Scholars newsletter is a proven tool used to keep our students informed of upcoming workshops, important campus deadlines and useful academic resources. Each month, CNAS Scholars publishes a new document and distributes it to students. We encourage students to read the CNAS Scholars newsletter each month as we outline a variety of important information relevant to our entire student population.
CNAS Scholars in the News
We are immensely grateful for the recognition our program has received in terms of successfully retaining student GPA, retention rates, and four-year paths to graduation. We have showcased some of our publications and recognitions here:
- "Spotlight on Success: STEM Learning Communities" by Urban University
- "Bright Spots in Hispanic Education Fulfilling America's Future" by U.S. Department of Education
- "Do Learning Communities Increase First Year College Retention? Testing Sample Selection and External Validity of Randomized Control Trials." by Tarek Azzam & Michael Bates & David Fairris, 2019. Working Papers 202002, University of California Riverside, Department of Economics.
- "UC Riverside Cited for Success with Pell Grants: Learning Communities for Freshman are Part of the Not-So-Secret Recipe." by UCR Today
Additionally, our Learning Communities have helped UC, Riverside's contributions to the University Innovation Alliance, which specializes in enhancing the accessibility of quality college degrees to a diverse span of students.
- "UCR Joins College Group to Improve Graduation Rates" by the Highlander
Lastly, we want to recognize the financial support we've received from renown STEM organizations to continue our success:
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant
- Seymour and Wilma Van Gundy Endowed Undergraduate Research Fund
- SL-Care: Student Learning Communities and Research Engagement by the National Science Foundation
- The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation for annually funding 8 CNAS Scholar RISE participants.
- PERSIST: Promoting Engagement, Retention, and Success in STEM Training by the National Science Foundation