IMPRESS (Integrating Metacognitive Practice to Ensure Student Success) incorporates metacognition into the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies. IMPRESS reaches students through three programs: a summer experience for 20 incoming 1st-year students each year, engaging them in authentic scientific practice and reflections about learning, knowledge, self-assessment and identity, a 1st-year course “Metacognition in Science” in which 48 students apply metacognitive ideas and strategies to their concurrent STEM classwork, and a Learning Assistant program that positions students as classroom leaders helping other students master content. IMPRESS is designed to increase retention and performance, with deaf/hard-of-hearing and first-generation students a model for applications to the more general RIT population.



Assembly Fellow, Network Fellow (2019): Lacey Dallum

My name is Lacey Dallum and I am second year undergraduate at Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently I do a lot of independent work, but I’m also involved with the Women in Computing organization on campus. We work on group projects and getting young women interested in computing related fields. When I’m not waitressing, studying, or going to class you can find me playing video games, reading, or buying too many plants.

Past Fellows:

Michaela Dinman, Network Fellow 2018

Sam Cammarata, Assembly Fellow 2017

Michaela Dinman, Assembly Fellow 2017

Debbie Kamau, Network Fellow 2016, 2017

Ashley Adair, Network Fellow 2016