In addition to the formal undergraduate courses taught by CAIS scientists, CAIS actively seeks to engage with and improve informal experiential STEM learning among undergraduates within the University. CAIS also works with the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation during the UGA Summer Bridges program. Scientists from CAIS provide incoming freshmen with an interest in pursuing STEM degrees with Professional Development in areas such as networking, asking answerable research questions, effective study practices, and communication skills.