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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.


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IGNITE Symposium

It is your time to shine! 

Join the RAM Program as we prepare for this years IGNITE Symposium! All students are encouraged to apply and share their research, applied-learning experience, and civically engaged projects! 

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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

Name Date Time Location
IGNITE Symposium 3/31/23 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Campus Center, Campus Ballrooms A &B
Adopt-A-Highway-Cleanup 4/7/23 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Greenley Library
Adopt-A-Highway-Cleanup 5/5/23 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Greenley Library
Last Modified 2/7/23