inSTEM Mentorship Program

an auxiliary support network of and for undergraduate students from underrepresented communities who study STEM.

Applications for inSTEM @ Howard University Are Open!

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Program overview

Students are leaving STEM majors at an alarmingly fast rate. Less than half of first-year students who enter in STEM majors will go on to graduate with a STEM degree, according to research published in The Journal of Science Education and Technology. Students from underrepresented communities are even less likely to graduate with their STEM degrees.

The National Science & Technology Medals Foundation is committed to supporting STEM students from underrepresented communities, and inSTEM is the Foundation’s next step in furthering its mission to inspire the next generation of great scientists and technologists. Undergraduate students in the program develop skills that will make them successful while in school and as they pursue post-graduation opportunities.

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About The Program

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The Program has three objectives for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in stem:
  • 1. Build a community that prompts students to address the benefits and challenges of being a member of an underrepresented community in stem.
  • 2. Offer proffessional development for undergraduates seeking experience relevent to their majors.
  • 3. Connect students with mentors on campus and role models off campus to whom they can turn for guidance.

Advisory Council

The inSTEM program and curriculum were created with the guidance of our advisory council.

  • Megan Roberts

    Advisory Council Chair
    Alliance for Decision Education
    NSTMF Board Member

  • Valene Garr Barry, Ph.D.

    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

  • Emmanuel Johnson, Ph.D.

    University of Southern California

  • Yuvi Rattigan

    Oasis Therapeutic Services, LLC

  • Sonya Smith, Ph.D.

    Howard University

Your contribution to the NSTMF not only serves to celebrate scientific advancement, ingenuity, and exploration, but also symbolizes your commitment to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future in STEM.


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