Arizona Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars (ASEMS) ensures more STEM students, primarily from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds, are earning college degrees and graduating in STEM. This is done by empowering them with the tools they need to succeed while recognizing their unique needs and assets. The target population are students who transferred from a community college, are underrepresented minorities or females, are first generation, are from low-income families, or who have disabilities.
ASEMS Peer Mentors provide support and encouragement and strategize on balancing their workload in order to persist successfully in STEM. Peer mentors proactively follow up with ASEMS participants on their progress in classes, their utilization of campus resources, and their pursuit of career opportunities.