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Transition to College PURE Joy for Science Students


Transitioning from high school is a rite of passage for all college freshmen. For seven incoming science students at the University of San Diego — Michael Bagley, Shimmyram Gabbara, Paul Nguyen, Luis Retana, Marissa Reyes, Raymond Sullivan and Yajaira Nuñez — participation in USD’s Pre-Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) program this summer has given them a slight edge in the adjustment process when fall classes begin September 1.

Initiated by USD science faculty, PURE is an effort to increase interest, retention and achievement of underrepresented students through their active involvement in a scientific research project. High school students set to be USD freshmen in the fall apply to spend the summer prior assisting with laboratory research. Selected students meet other students, including current students, participate in fun activities away from the lab such as a Padres-Dodgers baseball game (pictured, at right), find their way around campus, and meet, work and learn from a USD faculty member. (Full Story Inside USD)

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