STEM-Mia (“my STEM”) is a National Science Foundation funded project that provides scholarships and supports to academically talented, low-income STEM students at MDC Padrón Campus.
Over a five-year period, the NSF - S-STEM funds will support 45 MDC students with scholarships and wrap around services toward preparing them for Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) careers, which are in high-demand and critical to building a competitive workforce that will help grow America’s economy. Enrolled scholars will take classes full-time and are expected to complete the program in two years and participate in supports that research has proven effective in promoting achievement among STEM students.
Educational supports include:
- Faculty mentoring
- Dedicated mentoring by STEM faculty
- STEMinars - These are seminars where STEM professionals share their work and enhance student growth and professional development
- STEM presentations
- Field trips
- Networking with industry professionals
- Research conferences
- Two one-credit interdisciplinary courses
- STEM support
- STEM transfer
- STEM Summer Academy
- Paid summer classes
- Paid summer research experiences (FIU, UF, MDC)
- Scholarship for major terms (fall and spring)
Scholarships are limited, so students are encouraged to apply early.
Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S STEM) program under Award No. 1741821. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
STEM-Mia has been named a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award.