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BEST students in a classroom BEST Seminar Fall 2021
Each year in fall the first year BESTies attend a BEST seminar class.
BEST students gathering at a banquet CSD End-of-Semester Celebration Fall 2021
The Center for STEM Diversity held an End-of-Semester Celebration for students in the LSAMP, BEST, and STEM Ambassador programs on December 10, 2021. Students participated in a Yankee Swap and enjoying stealing gifts from each other. The event concluded with a scrumptious dinner.
BEST students exchanging secret Santa gifts BEST Secret Santa
The first year BESTies had a Secret Santa event after their BEST Seminar class on December 6, 2021. Associate Dean LaMotte was invited to participate as well.
President's Visit with BEST President's Visit with BEST
President Monaco visited the BEST Seminar on Monday, November 15, 2021 where he shared his academic journey with the students. The students shared their stories with the President about the importance of STEM in underrepresented populations. The students gifted the President a 3D-printed BEST logo as well as a laser-cut keychain which they had made at the Nolop Center.
students in a classroom BEST Event for STEM Week
BEST students met Provost Aubry, Dean Lee, Dean Swan, and Dr. LaMotte during STEM Week at the BEST seminar class on October 18, 2021. Students spoke about the importance of STEM in their lives. The invited guests welcomed the students and gave advice for their experience at Tufts. Students learned the operation of the laser cutting machines and 3D printers at the Nolop and Bray maker space centers to make keychains of the BEST logo for the invited guests.
BEST cohort dinner of students all gathering in 2021 BEST Cohort Dinner 2021
All four BEST cohorts met on September 24, 2021 for a dinner.
students featured at the welcoming event in September 2021 BEST Welcome Event 2021
The BEST first-years and sophomores played games, ate lunch, and received certificates at the Welcome Event on September 7, 2021.
Class of 2018 BEST Graduation Banquet
The Class of 2018 BEST Graduation Banquet took place on May 18, 2018 in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room.
Congratulations BEST Scholars Class of 2017
We would like to congratulate the 4th cohort of BEST Scholars on their graduation from Tufts University on May 19, 2017 and wish them the best of luck on their future endeavors.
Congratulations BEST Scholars 2016
We would like to congratulate the 3rd cohort of BEST Scholars on their graduation from Tufts University on May 22, 2016 and wish them the best of luck on their future endeavors.
Class of 2019 BEST & BLAST Summer Banquet
BEST Class of 2019 celebrates the completion of their program at the BEST & BLAST Summer Banquet in Alumni Lounge, August 6, 2015.
Congratulations BEST Scholars Class of 2015
We would like to congratulate the 2nd cohort of BEST Scholars on their graduation from Tufts University on May 17, 2015 and wish them the best of luck on their future endeavors.
Class of 2018 BEST & BLAST Summer Banquet
BEST Class of 2018 celebrates the completion of their program at the BEST & BLAST Summer Banquet in Alumni Lounge, August 7, 2014.
The BEST Class of 2014 graduates this May
We are proud of our inaugural class who have succeeded academically and displayed tremendous personal growth here at Tufts.
Class of 2021 BEST & BLAST Summer Banquet Class of 2021 BEST & BLAST Summer Banquet
Welcome Class of 2021! We are excited to welcome 11 new scholars into the BEST program. The class of 2021 is the 8th cohort of the Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) program.
Class of 2017 BEST Graduation Banquet Class of 2017 BEST Graduation Banquet
The Class of 2017 BEST Graduation Banquet took place on May 19, 2017 in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room.
Student Blog: Hernan Gallegos Student Blog: Hernan Gallegos
Hernan Gallegos, E19, shares his six-week summer experience in Talloires, France. Taking his first-year engineering skills and applying them in his new environment, Hernan reflects on what he has learned in between exploring the area and having fun with his friends.
Student Blog: Michelle Chan Student Blog: Michelle Chan
Michelle Chan, E19, blogged during her summer 2016 experience abroad in Talloires, France. Exploring new surroundings, living with host families, all while making sure to study for exams, her six-week adventure in France made for some exciting memories.
Class of 2016 BEST Graduation Banquet Class of 2016 BEST Graduation Banquet
The Class of 2016 BEST Graduation Banquet took place on May 20, 2016 in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room.
Martin Majkut: Engineering in his Blood Martin Majkut: Engineering in his Blood
Tufts University photographer Alonso Nichols documents BEST Class of 2019 student Martin Majkut as he moves from Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Tufts on September 2, 2015.