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Group Picture of 2015 SerPIE ASEMP Participants

SerPIE-ASEMP – Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceutical Impacts on the Environment – Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program for Undergraduates

Six undergraduate students from across the country traveled to Huntsville, Alabama for the first ever SerPIE-ASEMP program. Taking place from June 15–July 24, 2015, we introduced students to Cooperative Extension, a host of science-based careers, and the emerging issue of pharmaceuticals in the environment.

Students enhanced their STEM-based skill set through practical applications and experiential learning. SerPIE-ASEMP 2015 wasn’t all work, there was time to experience the outdoors like never before. The group took time to enjoy Alabama’s scenic beauty and abundant natural resources through canoeing, hiking, and fishing. They also toured local attractions like the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.

Program Photo Slideshow


Participant Testimonials

What did you like most about SerPIE-ASEMP 2015?

  • I like the mentors that I met because they showed me that there are more career paths out there and that it is not too late to change career paths.
  • I liked all of the activities and workshops.
  • Being able to do more than just constantly sit in a classroom and be lectured to.
  • I love the entire program. I hope to be able to come back as a volunteer.
  • The variety of hands-on activities.
  • Learning how to better impact the environment.
  • The mentorship was perfect, don’t change.

What did you like least about SerPIE-ASEMP 2015?

  • Everything went smooth.
  • I disliked the timing, I wish the program could be longer.
  • Nothing.
  • I liked everything.
  • I think it needs no further adjustment. I couldn’t have asked for better.

How could SerPIE-ASEMP be further improved?

  • So far this is the best summer program I have attended.
  • Keep it the same.
  • Keep the program rolling.

Thank You Partners

The Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program (ASEMP) is a collaboration between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University, and Tennessee State University; supported by USDA-NIFA grant #2017-38821-26426. (United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture)​

Partner logos: USDA, NIFA, Alabama A&M University, Tennessee State University

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