Scholars & Community Service
Creating Appeal for Undergraduate Scientific Endeavors (CAUSE), is a special program component of the Morehouse College, Project SPACE program. Through the CAUSE program, McNair scholars serve as mentors to help pre-college students with research development, college preparation and career development. The program was designed to help achieve the common goal of motivating high school students to pursue careers in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (SMET) fields and encouraging volunteerism among SPACE Scholars.
This year’s CAUSE program provides students with optimum exposure to college and career development, teamwork, and scientific exploration. CAUSE teamed up with Project Identity (P.I.), another Morehouse Program. The collaboration between the two projects is a win/win for all the participants. Project Identity students get something that is hard to find – African American role models who are excelling in science and math.
Project SPACE scholars were instrumental in guiding P.I. students through the process of building robots from Lego Mindstorm kits, which is used by colleges and universities nationwide to introduce students to robotics. For the last two years, P.I. students have built robots and competed in a competition during the last workshop.
I feel that I am making a meaningful difference in the lives of others by exposing them to knowledge and ideas that they would not otherwise be exposed to.”
- Victor Chambers