IIllumineers are OC peers just a step ahead of the OC students. These passionate STEM undergraduates reflect on their own experience and share their learning.
By lighting a fire for others, one will brighten one’s own way.
This program provides: academic support embedded in math and science classes; just-in-time co-learning; intentional community building and mentoring focused on illuminating the skills and capacity that OC learners carry with them everyday.
Illumineers have direct weekly contact with all students in math and science classes. As a result, these near peers are useful messengers for campaigns that support student success
such as: meeting with a counselor, attend workshops, seek learning support and awareness of campus resources.
Aim of the effort
- Illumineers directly improve student success while simultaneously fostering leadership, critical thinking and communication skills.
- These ‘near peers’ are the critical messengers needed to support the learning and achievement of their peers resulting in increased: math/science course retention, course success and STEM degrees.
- Illumineers cultivate an active and engaged learning community where peers feel valued and individual success achievable. This occurs in class, clubs and the OC STEM Center.