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Research Aligned Mentorship (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)

SURI Applications are now Open! 

The Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) is an exclusive 10-week research program housed within the College’s Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) Program at Farmingdale College, where students are partnered with faculty mentors both on and off campus! The program aims to introduce students to the world of intellectual investigation and research, serving as a pivotal stepping stone in their academic and professional development.
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Welcome to the RAMily

August 2, 2023

Meet the Newest Member of the RAM Team!


RAM Program Events

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

Last Modified 4/15/24