i-Trek is an innovative program developed to supplement the educational system in preparing underserved and underrepresented undergraduate to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields. We target students from smaller institutions and community colleges that have limited research resources and opportunities. The program helps students develop research, entrepreneurial and leadership skills. The development of these skills is a key factor to success in not only a STEM graduate program, but also a STEM career.
Our VMS mentors have helped guide i-Trek through a successful pilot program. They are a wealth of knowledge and are always eager to lend their support, resources and time. The network of other ventures are also very supportive and willing to share their experiences and knowledge.