STEM @ USM in Review

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Scholars Program at USM, funded by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, empowers students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. Participants can receive scholarships worth up to $10,000 per year, along with incredible opportunities to experience STEM first-hand.

This year, USM welcomed its second cohort of STEM Scholars. Now, 14 bright minds are majoring in biology, chemistry, pre-engineering, or math—all ready to learn, engage, and change.

2016-17 STEM Activities

  • Peer tutoring sessions before critical assignments in science and math classes
  • Lunchtime lecture series—five speakers talked about research interests and graduate school experiences with STEM scholars
  • Semester field trips
  • Fall: Science City, Union Station-Kansas City
  • Spring: Viewing of “Hidden Figures,” a 2016 American biographical drama film about African-American female mathematicians working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race
  • Four students were able to attend the annual meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science in Hays, Kan.

For more information on STEM @ USM, visit

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