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Scholarships in Science, Technology, ngineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)
The Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The objective of the S-STEM program is to support students who are majoring in disciplines that are critical to the Nation’s competitiveness in computer science, engineering, mathematics, and natural and physical sciences. The goals of the program are to support students with demonstrated economic need, to increase the number of students who receive degrees in STEM disciplines, and to help students become members of Long Island’s high technology and research workforce.
Currently there are two S-STEM programs at Stony Brook University, referred to as S-STEM I and S-STEM II. The focus of S-STEM I is to support students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The focus of S-STEM II is to support students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
Both S-STEM I and II provide graduated levels of support for students majoring in STEM disciplines and who have significant economic need. S-STEM I is funded through 2011 and S-STEM II is funded though 2014. Each program is funded to support 56 undergraduates. Each S-STEM program has a principal investigator and co-principal investigators who are well versed in the disciplines appropriate to each program. Both of the principal investigators are awardees of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.