What is S-STEM?
S-STEM stands for “Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”. It is a program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goals of the S-STEM program are to:
Increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM
Improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and
Generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.
“MAKERS” is the title of the S-STEM program awarded by NSF to a Consortium of six Universities in Alabama (Tuskegee University, Alabama A&M University, Auburn University, Auburn University Montgomery, Lawson State Community College, Southern Union State Community College) and Oakland University in Michigan.