2021 ODASIS Strategic Plan Program:
The Strategic Plan summer preparatory program in Chemistry, Calculus, and English provides intensive academic support the summer between high school and college. The five-week program is designed to increase retention among science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors by strengthening student’s understanding of course content in foundational math and science courses.
Students who participate in the Strategic Plan program are enrolled in a 2-credit Prep for General Chemistry (160:133) course. This course is designed to give students the strong foundation needed to succeed in the Chemistry 161 course students will take during the fall semester of freshmen year. Additionally, students will also participate in classes that prepare them for Calculus I (640:135) and Expository Writing (355:101) courses. Participants gain invaluable in and out of classroom experience, helping ensure continued success in math and science.
If interested, please CLICK HERE to fill out the application!
We are pleased to share the Youtube video link from our virtual Fall Orientation from this past September. Please free to re-watch for our wonderful faculty and students speakers' invaluable presentations.
For those of you wondering about the university's upcoming fall plans, please click HERE for more information.
Watch our 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony- CLICK HERE to view the celebration! Congrats to the Class of 2020!
Please click HERE for the ODASIS Admitted Students Virtual Open House presentation.
During this time, our ODASIS advisors will not be staffed for in person or phone conferencing as we practice social distancing to slow the spread of Covid-19. Our Advisors are available for virtual appointments via WebEx Monday- Friday 1:30-5:00pm.
NOTES FOR OUR STUDENTS:
Pass/No Credit FAQ
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Free Internet Access for Students
A number of providers of internet access have committed to providing access to students via the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. The arrangements vary among providers. Please check these webpages for the details:
Welcome to the Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences!
The Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS) is an academic support unit within the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The goal of ODASIS is to increase the recruitment and academic success of underrepresented students, as well as educationally and economically disadvantaged students, who are interested in pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions. ODASIS intends to improve the percentage of underrepresented students entering the scientific fields by encouraging academic achievement in the sciences through unique and rigorous academic support. By cultivating the number, participation, and success of underrepresented and disadvantaged students who pursue scientific disciplines, ODASIS aims to minimize the achievement gap in professional education as well as create a highly qualified and diverse workforce.
Congratulations to ODASIS student Adora Moneme, Rutgers Class of 2019 and UPENN Perelman School of Medicine Class of 2023, on being named as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar! Click here to check out the article!