Named after Ernest Everett Just, a Dartmouth Valedictorian (1907) and pioneering African-American cell biologist, the E.E. Just program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minorities at Dartmouth pursuing degrees and careers in STEM disciplines. The program illuminates pathways to success in STEM by providing opportunities for intellectual engagement, professional growth and mentorship within a diverse and inclusive community of Dartmouth scientists.


In line with its mission, the E.E. Just Program helps undergraduates from systemically underrepresented minority (URM) groups chart pathways to success in STEM by offering a suite of interconnected initiatives designed to meet them where they are along their development arc. Whether it be,

the E.E. Just Program offers support for undergraduates through the various decision and transition points they will face. The core of this program is a strong and inclusive community of Dartmouth undergraduates committed to supporting each other in the pursuit of their dreams.


As with our undergraduate initiatives, the E.E. Just Program offers academic and professional support to graduate students from systemically underrepresented minority (URM) groups. The program also helps URM graduate students find community and peer-to-peer support networks by serving as a bridge across disciplinary boundaries. The program currently consists of E.E. Just Liftoff Fellows, who are first-year URM graduate students, and the E.E. Just Graduate Fellows, who are senior URM graduate students that serve as near-peer mentors to the undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the community and take a leadership role in organizing our weekly Jam Sessions.  

We believe there is power in building a vertically integrated community of students and faculty focused on charting pathways to success in STEM.