Another goal of the environmental education program is to promote experiential learning, especially among a small group of “student scholars.” These students – who will be identified during their freshman year as highly qualified – will be asked to serve as role model scholars for peer-mentorship, and they will have multiple opportunities to participate in research.

Because the mentors will have successfully transitioned into their majors, they will be in a unique position to provide guidance for incoming students. They will help manage academic schedules, share study strategies, promote a team-building spirit for collective learning, and assist new students with navigating campus culture and life. This focused one-on-one mentoring and counseling will help recognize early academic difficulties and help students devise a plan of action for success.

Our student scholars, who will receive stipends to help with room, board and meals, also will engage in experiential research with faculty during their sophomore, junior and senior years. These student scholars will mentor incoming students as environmental “ambassadors” and, during their junior and senior years, as recruiters. They will occasionally travel to high schools with the project team to support recruitment efforts and to talk with high school students about their experiences at KSU, as well as to share how and why they chose careers in environmental science.

These upper-class students who have successfully transitioned into their major will provide guidance for incoming students. Mentors help manage academic schedules, share study strategies, promote team-building spirit for collective learning, and assist new students with navigating campus culture and life. Focused one-on-one mentoring and counseling will be designed to recognize early academic difficulties and help students devise a plan of action for success.

Our current  Agriculture, Food & Environment (AFE) undergraduate student scholars are:

Jonica Clay – AFE Undergraduate Student

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Sait Sarr – AFE Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vilcise Tima

Vilcise Tima – AFE Undergraduate Student