Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS)
Dr. T. Carter Gilmer, 419-372-0471
330 South Hall
AIMS Graduate Assistant, 419-372-6348
Assistant Director, 419-372-8068
Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS) program
is a 2001 initiative of President Sidney Ribeau. Its focus
is to recruit/train/direct talented students to get their
undergraduate degrees and eventually attain graduate/terminal
degrees in math, computer science, and natural-science-based
disciplines. AIMS scholars (AIMS scholarship awardees)
begin their 4-year program with an intense 5-week program
the summer immediately (Monday after July 4) before matriculating
at BGSU. Other key components of the 4-year program are:
AIMS Seminars (graded courses the first academic year),
STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) Exposure, Undergraduate
Research, Faculty mentoring, Graduate Record Exam (GRE),
and MCAT preparation.
a 3.0 GPA (on a 4-point scale),
a 22 ACT or 1000 SAT score,
in curriculums consistent with STEM (science/technology/engineering/math),
to the AIMS program,
to BGSU and be admitted,
to reach their full potential.
to the underrepresentation of students of color (minorities)
and women at the doctoral level in STEM areas, those populations
are encouraged to apply. Annually, 20 students will be
accepted from across the country, but most from Ohio.
AIMS scholars receive a $1000 stipend after successfully
completing the 5-week summer program and greater than
or equal to $1500 per year for the 4 academic years ($1500
in year one, $2000 in year two, $2500 in year three, and
$3000 in year four). The $500 incremental increases in
scholarship amounts are dependent on one remaining in
"Good Standing": 2.75 GPA after year one, 2.85
GPA after year two, and 3.0 GPA after year three.
deadline is March 1.