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WHO WE ARE
Envoys helps underrepresented minorities find their niche in STEM fields. It offers three years of immersive training, including intensive research, mentorship and STEM coursework, to promising high schools students in Cleveland and and East Cleveland. Students take courses in chemistry, physics, math, engineering design and polymer science and work in Case labs under the guidance of a graduate student mentor.
79 students enrolled in the program since its inception in 2006
100% of the graduates have entered college
86% are in STEM fields
94% are from groups under-represented in the sciences
The program continues to increase the minority pipeline to CWRU
12 students have matriculated to CWRU – 7 are current undergraduates – 5 have graduated from CWRU – one with a PhD from CWRU in Macromolecular Science & Engineering
There are currently 9 high school students in the program
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Funds to the Envoys program help pay for student stipends, summer instruction and other program costs. The one full-time employee of the program is Tryreno Sowell, education director of the program. Schiraldi tells the story about how Sowell once took a vacation day to help a student graduate move to Eastern Michigan University. The student didn’t know how to get to Michigan by bus.