Bowdoin Science Scholars

Bowdoin Science Scholars (BSS) is a program designed to support students who come to Bowdoin with great promise but for any number of reasons do not do as well as hoped in their first-semester science course(s). 


See what our BSS 2019 students did last winter in the classroom, outside the classroom, and in the lab!

The program takes place on campus during the last two weeks of winter break. It focuses on cross-cutting concepts that apply to all STEM disciplines, such as effective reading, problem solving and reasoning, and quantitative analysis. It includes cultivating scientific habits of the mind, study skills, and key scientific practices such as constructing models to describe phenomena.

Students are invited to participate in the Bowdoin Science Scholars program upon nomination by a faculty member (including course instructor, pre-major advisor, or other interested faculty or staff). 

Two students work with professor in chemistry lab
Professor Mike Danahy works with students in the chemistry lab during BSS 2018.
Group of students poses in front of the library
BSS students in January 2019