Science Partnership for Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention, and Success (SPURRS)

Purpose: To increase the quantity, quality and diversity of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates

What: A Critical Thinking Boot Camp followed by a semester long seminar will be the primary means for preparing students for their college STEM majors and providing them with the tools and strategies they will need to persist to graduation. Additional first-year experience student support in the form of mandatory tutoring and mentoring programs along with relationship-building activities will reinforce retention efforts initiated in the Boot Camp. Each SPURRS
scholar will be individually advised and mentored by a faculty member linked to the SPURRS program.

Who: Students with the interest in, and the academic potential for STEM disciplines. To be eligible for the Boot Camp you must:

Cost to you: Nothing! The SPURRS program pays for your meals and lodging during the boot camp and pays for all of the materials. You do have to pay for your tution for the Critical Thinking Course (USTD 1201) - but we will buy your book for the class.

Apply NOW! Opportunities to participate in the Boot Camp are limited.

Click here to fill out the online application form. Please DO NOT use Safari as your browser when you fill out this application. Please only submit the form ONCE!! Even if it doesn't give you a message that it was sent - we get it!!

Once your application has been processed you will be asked to enroll in one of three sections of USTD 1201 specific to the SPURRS program.

Schedule of Events

Check your ASU email for details!!

SPURRS RAMS camp begins on August 18, 2013. RAMS Camp Schedule (pdf)

If you are going to live on campus during the Fall 2013 semester you may move into your dorm room between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Sunday August 18, 2013.

All SPURRS participants are required to attend the SPURRS Orientation meeting on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm in CAV 100. Dinner will be provided.

Following RAMS camp. SPURRS participants are encouraged to attend the events for ASU's Rambunctious Weekend.

For More Information:

SPURRS office
(325) 486-6657

Dr. Connie Russell
(325) 486-6651

The vision of Angelo SPURRS is to increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates through recruiting, retaining, and graduating students, especially students from traditionally underrepresented groups. 

National Science Foundation

This material is based upon work supported by
National Science Foundation grant # DUE-0856657.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendtions expressed in this material are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.