The Bucknell STEM Scholars program recognizes talented prospective and current students, who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The program encourages applications from students who are underrepresented in STEM fields — first-generation college, low income, multicultural and women students in particular.
Each year, up to 20 Bucknell STEM Scholars will come to Bucknell's campus the summer before their first year. If you become a Bucknell STEM Scholar, you will get to know your faculty and peer mentors, learn research methods and begin to transition to college life. You will live with your peers in a community that brings together your experiences inside and outside of class or the lab.
As a Bucknell STEM Scholar, your five-week summer transition and research program will lay the foundation for future research interests as well as your relationships with faculty and peers.
During the summer before your first year at Bucknell, you will:
You'll receive a $1,750 stipend, on campus housing, programming during the week and on the weekends, and you'll be expected to stay on campus for the duration of the program.
You'll be encouraged to continue working on research projects with faculty and to present your work in oral or poster presentations as well as peer-reviewed scholarship throughout your Bucknell academic career.
Bucknell has a dedicated group of teacher-scholars who have chosen to teach and conduct research at an undergraduate institution where they can work closely with students. STEM Scholar research projects provide real-world opportunities to participate in the active research projects of these faculty members.
And it's not just facts and numbers. As a STEM Scholar, you'll have a very real opportunity to publish your work and present at conferences if you pursue your project with zeal and passion and continue for a second summer. || View the Summer 2015 Projects.
The application period is typically November - April. Program applicants are notified in May.
Bucknell is honored to have received a generous grant from the National Science Foundation's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program to partially fund the Bucknell STEM Scholars program. The program will provide financial support for approximately 100 science and mathematics majors to participate in two summers of research, starting the summer before they matriculate at Bucknell, and 300 additional students who will participate in the residential learning community. The overall program will benefit a total of 400 students over five years.
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