Cancer Scholars director Rohit Bhargava (center) joins program advisor Marcia Pool (far left) and a few of the first cohort of undergraduate students ouside Bhargava’s office at Beckman Instituite.
The College of Engineering started a bold experiment in undergraduate education using a “challenge-inspired” education model and piloted the first ever Cancer Scholars program in 2014. The idea was to form a small cohort of students, which would mold their undergraduate experience around the idea of cancer research.
Three years later, the first cohort are now seniors. Through a number of hands-on research opportunities, a few special classes, and peers to share and grow in their understanding, they are uniquely prepared to tackle one of the great challenges of our time.