The iSTEM project at Morehouse College is designed to provide sixth, seventh, and eighth grade underrepresented students with an innovative approach to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning experiences to increase awareness of careers in STEM disciplines.
The iSTEM program is slated to work with middle school students through the iSTEM Saturday Academy from September 2015 to April 2016; the summer component is slated to run in June and July of next year.
An academic program designed for grades 6-8 to increase their exposure to innovation and creativity in the STEM disciplines, iSTEM addresses the need to increase underrepresented minority students in the STEM workforce by inspiring, encouraging, supporting, and creating student interest in STEM at the secondary level.
This program also incorporates a strong entrepreneurial component and will develop students into future STEM business leaders who will not only participate in the STEM workforce, but also contribute to the expansion of a STEM-based economy.
This program will engage students in a long-term (three-year) STEM program that incorporates STEM mentors and role models from academia and industry. It will include the Saturday Academy during the academic year, a four- to five-week summer program, and hands-on field experience.
Interested students should complete an online application and include two letters of recommendation by Friday, August 28.
Space is limited. Applications received after the due date will not be considered.