Posted by Katherine Mangan on May 18, 2015.

Valerie Barrientos’s first experience with college was in a high-school classroom, where student mentors from the University of Texas at Brownsville made science fun.

Her favorite activity was the anatomy contest, in which she and other students raced to see how quickly they could pull internal organs from a mannequin, label them, and stuff them back in. Field trips to a cloud forest in Mexico and an astronomy park in West Texas were interspersed with science experiments and snippets of insight into college life.

Read the full article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.