The iSTEMÂ projectÂ at Morehouse College is designed to provide sixth, seventh, and eighthÂ grade underrepresented students with an innovative approach toÂ science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning experiences to increase awareness of careers inÂ STEM disciplines.
TheÂ iSTEMÂ programÂ 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 minorityÂ studentsÂ 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 engageÂ 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.
InterestedÂ studentsÂ shouldÂ complete an online application and include two letters ofÂ recommendationÂ by Friday, August 28.
Space is limited. ApplicationsÂ received after the dueÂ dateÂ willÂ notÂ be considered.