The Duke SPIRE Fellows is a deeply responsive mentoring and academic support system for undergraduates with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Our goal is to attract and mentor students from diverse backgrounds who otherwise may not have chosen to pursue a major or career in STEM. Duke SPIRE--which stands for STEM Pathways for Inclusion, Readiness and Excellence Fellows--builds on the power of learning communities. Such community groups take classes together, work through homework and projects together, and who support each other. SPIRE also provides each Fellow with an engaged role-model mentor, expanded peer tutoring and academic skills instruction. As a SPIRE Fellow, you will have many opportunities to learn how to network with faculty, alumni and industry leaders--and in turn, envision your own successful career path.
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