Holland Summer Science Programs

Jim Holland Summer Science Programs

Changing the face(s) of science

The Indiana University Jim Holland Summer Science Programs are specifically designed to address the ethnic and racial disparities that exist in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. The Holland programs focus on high-achieving, underrepresented students who are currently in grades 8-11 (entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the fall)—including (but not limited to) African Americans, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Native Americans, Native Alaskans/Native Pacific Islanders—and hopes to attract them to Indiana University for their college education. It is our goal to increase participation of students from underrepresented groups and, thus, increase diversity in the STEM fields.

Armin Moczek

We, at this point, have a 100% success rate at converting program participants into college students. There’s really no limit to where they could go in the sciences if they so choose.

Armin Moczek, IU professor of biology