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The Program for Research Initiatives in Science & Math


The Program for Research Initiatives in Science & Math (PRISM) brings together initiatives that support John Jay science and math students. We build relationships between our students, faculty mentors and PRISM staff to engage students in the process of science. This is accomplished by peer cohort building, academic support and professional and career development to help our students prepare for their success in future careers. PRISM does this by embracing the unique backgrounds of the underserved populations that attend John Jay.

PRISM is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education and the New York State Education Department. The National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences and the City University of New York (CUNY) have all recognized PRISM as a model of excellence for improving the number of underrepresented students in the STEM pipeline.

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Edgardo Sanabria-Valentín