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Summer 2021 Interns Learning about Milkweed Research

UIC is one of the most diverse campuses in the country, with two-thirds of our students identifying as Asian, Black or Latinx. Latinx students currently make up approximately 35% of undergraduates. UIC is the only public university in the Midwest that is both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and classified by Carnegie as a doctoral university with the highest levels of research activity. The vision of CIM²AS is to build on the opportunity we have at UIC to foster the interest of Latinx students in the sciences, to draw more Latinx students to major in Biology and Chemistry at UIC, and to support their success as they move through their courses. While the changes to the curriculum target Latinx students, the new curriculum should positively impact all students enrolled in the courses by creating connections through the theme of monarchs and milkweeds.