STEM Smart programs have transformed the lives of many students. Here are some highlights.

Overall Impact

  • Annually, the STEP and CSTEP programs serve over 500 secondary and undergraduate students.
  • In the last ten years, there has been a 119% increase in undergraduate UREP STEM enrollment.
  • In the last ten years, 960 underrepresented minority (UREP) students received bachelors degrees in STEM disciplines, 108 UREP STEM students received masters degrees and 54 UREP STEM students received doctoral degrees.
  • To date, 241 students received NSF undergraduate scholarships through S-STEM and related programs.
  • To date, 37 LSAMP students received NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships in 16 STEM disciplines. Students were recruited from 17 undergraduate institutions.
  • Since AGEP's inception in 1999, there has been a 106% increase in UREP STEM doctoral enrollment.
  • The AGEP Program is engaged with 92% of the STEM graduate programs in coordinating recruitment and retention efforts.
  • 35% of AGEP graduates are pursuing a career in academia, and another 29% are currently in post-doctoral positions.

Individual Student Progress

  • In 2007/08, 76% of the STEP students took AP or other advanced science and math courses.
  • Students in the outreach programs have retention and completion rates substantially higher than the institution as a whole. For example, a recent study shows that 80% of Level 1 Stony Brook LSAMP students admitted in 2003 received their bachelor's degrees within four years.
  • Undergraduate STEM Smart students have received many prestigious awards and scholarships. Some examples are: Minority Access to Research Careers Fellowship, NASA Space Grant Fellowship, Northrup Grumman Scholarship, Citigroup Scholars award, National Society of Black Engineers Scholarship, Japan Center Essay Competition, and the Merck Fellowship.
  • Graduate students have received the Fullbright Scholarship, the W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, HIN Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, and the Distinguished Doctoral Student Award.
  • 50% of the undergraduate participants of the AGEP Summer Research Institute are either in or applying to graduate school, and 36% have already received either masters or doctoral degrees.