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RAM Program

The Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) program initially launched in 2015 with a $3 million First in the World FIPSE Grant from the United States Department of Education. Each year up to 250 first-time, first-year undergraduate students are randomly selected for the program. To be eligible students must qualify as low income, be a first-generation college student, or be a member of a historically minoritized community.

By participating in the program, students engage in a variety of interventions that include: (1) curricular innovation (first-year seminars, collaborative learning workshops, research seminars), (2) mentored research experiences on and off campus, (3) holistic advising and mentoring, and (4) community-building programs and service learning experiences. The RAM Program has proven the effectiveness of these interventions through its impressive retention and 4-year graduation rates at Farmingdale State College.



Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI)

A college-wide initiative that provides support for students engaging in undergraduate research projects in nearly all of the College’s undergraduate academic disciplines.

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Newest Members of the RAM Staff!

January 24, 2023

Join the RAM Program in welcoming our newest team members!

Welcome to the Ramily

RAM Program Events

There are no upcoming RAM Program events at this time. Check back soon for upcoming events.

Last Modified 4/13/23