With You Every Step of the Way 

The STEM Opportunities for Hispanic and Low-Income Students (SOHLIS) Project provides unique learning opportunities, exceptional academic experiences, and social support through a warm and caring learning community. You will be prepared to become a leader in a high-demand STEM field, while contributing to a more diverse workforce.

Paths to STEM Success

Students attending one of Dominican University New York’s partner community colleges and are interested in STEM programs.

SOHLIS is for Dominican University New York STEM students.

Learning Experience Opportunities

Building Character as You Discover Your Evolving Potential


SOHLIS offers a variety of exciting internship opportunities just for STEM students. To participate you need a minimum of 30 credits, with at least 15 credits taken at Dominican University and a GPA of at least 2.7.

Summer Research

Dominican University students and students from our cooperating community college may apply to the Dominican University New York Undergraduate Research Program in one of the following fields: biodiversity, computational biology, or organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry. Successful applicants will receive a summer stipend for their participation in this program.

STEM Seminars

Upper-level students and their families are invited to participate in the Science Seminar Series with culturally diversified STEM speakers and role models. 

STEM Work Shop

Take a deeper dive into STEM with professional tutors. Make an appointment for a personal tutoring session and attend 25 curriculum-based workshops just for SOLHLIS students. 

Building A Solid Foundation

Advisory Board

To support our commitment to excellence and innovation Dominican University has established a stakeholder and STEM employer advisory board. Corporate STEM Professionals and Dominican University New York Faculty will enhance the curriculum to meet and exceed highly sought industry competencies.

High School Science Camp

Rockland County high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in science are invited to apply for the prestigious Summer Environmental Science Camp at Dominican University New York. Twenty students will be selected for this distinguished program.

Alumni Panel

Upper-level students are invited to join us for the Dominican University STEM Alumni Panel Event. This question and answer session will provide valuable career advice and resources. 

Professional Organizations

Broaden your mind, experience and professional connections as the SOHLIS Project guides you to explore STEM on both community and global levels.  

Academic Support

Working Along Side You to Achieve Success 

Professional Tutors

Take a deeper dive into STEM with professional tutors. Make an appointment for a personal tutoring session and attend 25 curriculum-based workshops just for SOLHLIS students. 

Work-Based Learning Experience Coordinator

The Work-Based Learning Experience Coordinator is here to assist you with resume writing, career building strategies, interviewing, workshops, and internships. Contact helen.kuttner@duny.edu today to find out how to gain valuable professional experience starting in your freshman year!

Transfer and Bridge Advisor

The Transfer and Bridge Advisor provides advising and support services to incoming Dominican STEM transfer students. Contact pressy.varghese@duny.edu today to transition from community college to Dominican University with ease!


The Sullivan Library promotes an active partnership in intellectual growth and discovery, as well as providing life-long learning skills. The Library provides a comprehensive collection of resources and services to support learning, teaching and research.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center helps you achieve success in your academic studies at Dominican University. The Center is staffed with professional and supervised peer tutors who offer individual and small group tutoring designed to improve your reading, writing, science, math and study skills.

Student Life

La Noche de STEM 

You and your family are welcome to interact with program speakers and hear a moderated panel discussion of upper-level STEM students and alumni of Dominican University New York!

Student Life & Residence Hall Activities 

STEM students residing at Guzmán Hall enjoy living in cohorts that are part of a larger, supportive, and fun STEM community. Resident assistants organize STEM activities and study opportunities for community members. Guzmán Hall offers apartment style living with central air, inviting finishes, private bedrooms, and semi-private bathrooms. Every floor offers a study lounge with quiet study areas, a group work space, and casual seating.

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STEM lounge in Guzman 

Guzmán Residence Hall is home to the brand-new lounge for commuters and residential SOHLIS students! SOHLIS students can congregate, study, and socialize as a community.