The goal of FUTURE Ignited is to diversify STEM and to support the aspiring young scientists who identify as students of color, and their allies. We use an inclusive definition of student of color in STEM, including, but not limited to, Black/African American, Latin(x), Indigenous, Native American and Pacific Islanders, etc. All applicants will be considered without regard to race or gender.
This one-day virtual conference will provide insight into the life of a graduate student, how to prepare a successful graduate school application, and introduce students to the exciting research opportunities at Caltech. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in science discussions with current graduate and faculty on topics ranging from challenges, research topics, building community, the application process, and more.
FUTURE Ignited will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022.
Nominations should be from a faculty member who has advised and/or taught the nominee or from other mentors, advisors, and postdoctoral scholars who have worked with the nominee in a scientific capacity. Nominations are currently being accepted. The deadline for nominations is September 7.
We encourage nominations of students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in the next 1-2 years. This includes rising junior or senior undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students. Nominees should have an interest in one of the graduate school options at Caltech. This program is extended, but not limited, to students of color, and their allies, in STEM fields. All applicants will be considered without regard to race or gender.
Can post-baccalaureates be nominated?
Yes. We encourage nominations of students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in the next 1-2 years. This includes rising Junior or Seniors and post-baccalaureate students.