Mechanical Engineering S-STEM
Congratulations to our S-STEM scholars who graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Program Mr.Mariano Mumpower and Mr.Binh Tran!
February 1, 2011:
The Research Seminar Schedule for Spring 2011 has been posted
September 9, 2010:
The Research Seminar Schedule for Fall 2010 has been posted
September 5, 2010:
A Blackboard site was established for information posting and exchange for the S-STEM scholars and their mentors.
August 27, 2010:
The Mechanical Engineering S-STEM program held the first S-STEM retreat for our scholars and their mentors in the
Department. The S-STEM scholars had the opportunity to meet their mentors and introduce themselves...
Mechanical Engineering S-STEM Site:
A Community of Young Scholars: Achieving Student
Diversification and Retention in Mechanical Engineering
The Mechanical Engineering Department is pleased to announce an exciting and unique opportunity for
undergraduate students. The Department was recently awarded an S-STEM grant funded by the National Science
Foundation (NSF). The goal of the S-STEM program is to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to
twenty-four economically disadvantaged and academically talented undergraduate students in the Mechanical
Engineering program at UMBC. It promotes full-time enrollment and elevates the scholastic achievements of
students in Mechanical Engineering. The program combines science, engineering, technology and medicine to
improve retention and expand career prospects. The aims are to:
- Proactively recruit, mentor, and graduate an increased number of students in Mechanical Engineering
with special emphasis on underrepresented minorities.
- Incorporate research experiences into the education via seminars and access to research laboratories
to facilitate retention and develop technical skills.
- Provide students with academic and professional development opportunities that identify employment
and/or paths for graduate study.
- Formalize a relationship between UMBC and community colleges in Maryland to increase the number of
community college students transferring to the Mechanical Engineering program at UMBC.
See the Program Details for more information and
for full consideration.