Stem Scholars Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the STEM Scholars Program?

The STEM Scholars program is a five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) starting in fall 2010. The program annually awards 10 renewable scholarships to incoming freshman or transfer students of approximately $3,800, increasing the group to 40 students in years four and five. Eligible students must select a major offered in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, demonstrate academic excellence, and show financial need.

The Program Leadership Team will oversee this program, with the assistance of UW-Platteville administration, academic services, and faculty by specifically:

  • Providing a structure that facilitates a strong network of students
  • Encouraging participation in structured networking opportunities including mentoring, advising, and research
  • Promoting opportunities for students such as internships and co-operative education with industry
  • Supporting career selection and job placement

Why should I participate in the STEM Scholars Program?

STEM Scholars will:

  • Participate in scholarly engagements, workshops, conferences, and research that will assist them in achieving academic excellence
  • Have the opportunity to study aboard or participate in internships and co-ops
  • Expand their academic and leadership skills
  • Have the option to participate in undergraduate research opportunities, enhancing understanding of the sciences at UW-Platteville and beyond
  • Receive a renewable scholarship in the amount of approximately $3,800
  • Receive assistance with career planning and placement
  • Participate in peer mentoring and service learning

How do I apply?

Application forms and instructions are available at the STEM Scholars application page.

What is the timeline?

The timeline for 2014/2015 awards will be available in January 2014. Please check the website for further details.

Who do I contact with questions?

Sarah Blevins 
UW-Platteville Scholarship Coordinator
E-mail: blevinss@uwplatt.edu
Tel: 608.342.1836

Dr. Lisa M Landgraf
UW-Platteville Associate Professor in computer science and software engineering
Director of the Instructional Center for Educational Technologies and STEM Scholars program Director

E-mail: landgraf@uwplatt.edu
Tel: 608.342.6064

Who are the Project Leadership Team members?

Dr. Lisa M Landgraf
UW-Platteville Associate Professor in computer science and software engineering
Director of the Instructional Center for Educational Technologies and STEM Scholars program Director

Ms. Tammy Salmon-Stephens
Senior Director of Women in Engineering Program, Senior Director Engineering Advising Office, and STEM Scholars program team member

Dr. Irfan Ul-Haq
UW-Platteville Associate Professor in mathematics and STEM Scholars program team member

Dr. M. Keith Thompson
UW-Platteville Associate Professor in civil engineering and STEM Scholars program team member

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0966300. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions or recommendations e​xpressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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