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STEM Scholars Program

The STEM Scholars Program prepares students to excel in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) graduate and professional careers. The STEM Scholars Program (SSP) provides full-time summer research experiences to Agnes Scott students in astrophysics, physics, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, engineering, geology, mathematics, computer sciences, biomedical sciences, environmental sciences and multidisciplinary variations of these.

Students are mentored by ASC faculty (and sometimes by faculty from nearby Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) institutions) to conduct cutting-edge research. The full-time experience of authentic research, with all its challenges and rewards, helps students gain essential skills for STEM scholarship and workforce leadership, and offers the chance to understand how researchers build new knowledge.

  • Program Dates: June 1- July 31, every year on the ASC campus
    • (Some ARCHE project dates may run from Memorial Day through the first week in August)
  • Full-time research: 40 hours per week
  • Research awards:
    • $1600.00 (4-week projects)
    • $3200.00 (8-week projects)
    • $4000.00 (10-week projects) -- (applies to some ARCHE & external opportunities)
  • Research ethics seminar series
  • Professional development workshop series
  • STEM communication skills workshop series
  • STEM community talks and social events
  • Opportunities to present research to academic and public audiences

Please note that prior research experience is NOT required. Prerequisite coursework and skills depend on each individual project. All students intending STEM-related careers are encouraged to apply. STEM Scholars Program welcomes first-year, DACA and international students.

For detailed information on how to apply see the STEM Scholars Program myAgnes page.

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