Kimberly Chichester (Chemistry), Program Director
The mission of the Science Scholars Program at St. John Fisher College is to recruit, retain, and graduate students who are engaged in mathematics, science, and technology in a way that supports collaborative approaches to problem-solving, so that students are able not only to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge but also to work with others in applying that knowledge to real-world problems.
The Science Scholars Program is a merit-based scholarship program for students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, or statistics. To complete the Science Scholars Program, the students who have been admitted to the program must maintain a 3.30 cumulative grade point average, major in one of the areas listed above, and complete a series of courses designed to enhance their learning experience in the sciences and mathematics. The program begins with a designated learning community course and a series of seminars and culminates in an individual research experience supervised by a faculty member in their respective department.