Toolkit For Success is a pre-college immersion program for newly admitted students. Underrepresented minority physics majors and transfer students are encouraged to apply. Established by UMD Department of Physics' Office of Student & Education Services, Toolkit aims to empower and prepare students through academics, career development, and community prior to their first semester.
This summer students will participate in activites designed around 5 core themes: Careers, Community, Research Areas, Research Skills, and Academics. Activities will take place on campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. These include python lessons, understanding scientific journal articles, networking skills, exploring physics as a career, and much more.
Toolkit interns are prepared to feel confident in and out of the classroom. By the end of the program, students are able to talk to any professor, present at conferences, and become student leaders. This is a community building program. Interns hear from undergraduate organizations and receive talks from faculty and staff. There are several opportunities to unwind and connect with each other during and after the program. Prior to their first semester Toolkit interns already develop significant relationships with professors, graduate students, and other undergraduates. This is the program to join to excel as a physics major!
This year's program has concluded.
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