In early 2011, the Center for Access and Attainment (CAA) created the CAA Research Lab, a project intended to introduce first-year students to academic research methods and practice, in a collaborative effort — along with the TRiO SSS
, McNair Scholars
, and Arnold Mitchem Fellows
— to prepare students for graduate study and faculty careers.
The CAA Research Lab activities are partially funded by the Arnold L. Mitchem Fellows Program
, which provides a select group of first-year freshmen the opportunity to earn a research internship by contributing to a CAA research project while gaining career and job development skills.