First-Year Students as Scholars Program (SAS-Program)
Funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation
Four stages of the SAS-Program
First-year Seminar in the fall semester, Apprenticeships in the winter open to a subset of students, Intensive Research during summer for the same subset of students, and Student Mentorship to a new cadre of first-year students the subsequent fall. The Fall 2 stage will also include the presentation of student research findings at an undergraduate research conference (SCCUR).
Key activities in the SAS-Program
The images below illustrate Pepperdine students:
- Engaged in service learning, removing exotic crayfish from Malibu Creek
- Team research project, measuring plant response to climate change estimates of carbon dioxide in the year 2050
- Poster presentation on spider web tensile strength, one year subsequent to her first-year seminar, at a regional undergraduate research conference (SCCUR)
- Research presentation at a symposium sponsored by the National Park Service for research scientists, one year subsequent to her first-year seminar.