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Science, Technology, Equity in Public Health, Mathematics, and Medicine & Healthcare Scholars Program


Our Program Features

  • Coaching and mentoring from the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Mentoring from dedicated faculty, program coordinator, and upper-class STEMM peers
  • Meetings with and access to CAS deans and other key leaders in the school
  •  Participation in a pre-semester program
  • First Year Research Experience (FYRE)
    courses
  •  Dedicated advising, academic support services, and programming; graduate school preparation; and pre-professional school readiness support
  • Participation in the FYRE Living Learning Community - STEMM Scholars Only
  • Career preparedness and leadership development
  • Opportunities for stipends to fund independent or faculty-mentored undergraduate research projects

Our Accepted Majors

Biological and Life Sciences

• Anthropology
• Biochemistry
• Biological Physics
• Biology
• Botany
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Microbiology
• Zoology

Mathematics and Physical Sciences

• Biochemistry
• Chemistry
• Data Analytics
• Data Science and Statistics
• Engineering Physics
• Environmental Earth Science
• Geography and Sustainable Development
• Geology
• Mathematics
• Mathematics and Statistics
• Physics

Medicine, Healthcare, and Public Health

Public Health: Health Policy and
Administration
• Public Health: Human Disease &
Epidemiology

STEMM Admission

How to Apply

First year students who confirm to Miami and meet eligibility requirements will be selected based on their application for admission to the university. Selected students will receive an invitation to participate in the STEMM Scholars Program.

Upper class and transfer students may have the opportunity to enroll in STEMM Scholars when there are open seats in the program.

NOTE: Students selected for Miami’s LSAMP Program are ineligible for STEMM Scholars.

This is a competitive program, so seats will be limited.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the STEMM Scholars Program, students must:

  • be confirmed as a Miami University incoming undergraduate first-year full time student on the Oxford campus
  • have a primary major in  Science, Technology, Equity in Public Health, Mathematics, and Medicine & Healthcare in the College of Arts and Science
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions
  • have received an invitation to participate in the STEMM Scholars Program

Our Living Learning Community

The STEMM Scholars Living Learning Community will be restricted to the STEMM Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Science and will focus on science, technology, equity in public health, and medicine (and health pre-professionals). All incoming first-year students in STEMM Scholars are required to live in the STEMM Scholars FYRE LLC.

This community (LLC) provides students with opportunities to explore and engage in undergraduate research experiences, learn about resources on campus related to undergraduate research, and participate in team-based exploratory projects under the guidance of research-active faculty.

Students will also participate in activities in the residence hall that complement the STEMM Scholars overall program to assist with their transition to college and enhance academic success. Students in STEMM Scholars may request non-STEMM Scholars as roommates in the STEMM Scholars FYRE LLC.

Registration

Once admitted to the University, ​all incoming first-year students that have been accepted and confirmed participation in the STEMM Scholars Program will be automatically enrolled into the STEMM Scholars LLC by the STEMM program director.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the LEADS Institute?

The LEADS Institute is an Academic Excellence and Leadership Accelerator launched in 2021 by the College of Arts and Science whose mission is to accelerate students' successful transition to and in college, and strengthen their potential to become competitive candidates for graduate and professional school or competitive employment opportunities.

The institute's goal is to better address high-achieving diverse students' academic, professional, cultural and social interests, and enhance their experiences and sense of belonging in the college and university.

What is the STEMM Scholars Program?

The Dean’s STEMM Scholars Program is the inaugural STEM student success program from the LEADS Institute that targets high achieving first-year students with an interest in Science, Technology, Public Health, Mathematics, and Medicine/Healthcare majors.

Purpose: To support the successful transition to and success in college

Goal: To better address diverse students' academic, professional, cultural and social interests, and enhance their experiences and sense of belonging in the college

What are the benefits of participating in the STEMM Scholars Program?

STEMM Scholars Program student participants will have access to the following resources and benefits:

  • Coaching and mentoring from the STEMM Scholars Program Director
  • Dean's Office support and access to key leaders in CAS
  • Mentoring from CAS faculty and upper-class peers in STEM majors
  • Participation in a Pre-semester Program
  • Dedicated STEMM Scholars Academic Advisor
  • Academic Support Services & Programming
  • Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (if applicable)
  • Graduate School Preparation and Pre-Professional School Readiness Support
  • First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) courses 
  • STEMM Scholars FYRE Living Learning Community (LLC)
  • Career-preparedness & Leadership Development
  • Partnership with the Mallory-Wilson Healthcare Education Centers, Research Labs and Faculty, Miami Graduate School, Miami’s Undergraduate Research Office, University Libraries, Miami Center for Career Exploration, Industry and Organizational Partners

What are STEMM expectations for participation?

  • Must have and maintain a primary major in the humanities or social sciences
  • Participate in STEMM Scholars Orientation and any other required Pre-Semester Program
  • Participate with parent/guardian in STEMM Scholars Information Session
  • Sign commitment to fully participate in the STEMM Scholars Program and complete required activities during the academic year
  • Maintain a strong academic GPA
  • Enroll in undergraduate research courses for STEMM Scholars
  • Attend required monthly meetings and/or classes
  • Participate in career & leadership development activities
  • Participate in STEMM Scholars FYRE  Living Learning Community (LLC)
  • Meet with Program Director, Program Coordinator, and mentors
  • Adhere to Miami's Academic Integrity Policy
  • Become a student leader

Why should I participate in the Living Learning Community for the STEMM Scholars Program?

The STEMM Scholars First Year Research Experience (FYRE) LLC will provide students with opportunities to engage in undergraduate research experiences, learn about resources on campus, and participate in activities in the resident halls that complement the STEMM Scholars Program to assist with their transition to college and enhance academic success.

What is the Pre-Semester Program?

A pre-semester program is a summer educational and transitional experience that takes place before the normal start of classes of a student’s first semester at Miami.

STEMM Scholars will participate in Koshick and Hara Summer Bridge to Success Bootcamp and  MADEatMiami pre-semester programs only. Please do not plan to participate in any other pre-semester program.

What is the process for moving into the residence halls early?

Students will have access to their residence hall by using their Miami University swipe card keys. If you have any problems accessing your room, please call the H.O.M.E. office at (513) 529-5000.

What is undergraduate research, and why should I do It?

Undergraduate research is performed by college students who have not yet received their bachelor's degree. It can start as early as the first year in college. Undergraduate research takes place in all departments at Miami University. Some undergraduate research takes place in on-campus laboratories under supervision. Research also takes place in the many centers, institutes, and museums housed at Miami University.

Undergraduate research is directed early on by faculty or graduate students as younger students learn specific laboratory requirements for using machines and documenting results. Junior- and senior-level students may get to devise their own research under the direction of a Miami faculty or Ph.D. student.

Summer and Winter Term field research and on-campus opportunities are also available (through an application process).

Participation in undergraduate research has been shown to benefit students in several ways:

  • Students gain highly developed critical thinking skills used both in graduate school.
  • Students develop enhanced analytical abilities and problem-solving skills that are used in the workforce.
  • Students gain a better understanding of the demands of graduate training in their fields and benefit from exposure to specific research tools, methods, and techniques.
  • Students learn to devise their own experiments. The results from these experiments may be used in their senior capstone projects.
  • Students have the opportunity to write small grant proposals (funded by Miami University) to fund their own research projects.
  • Students who do undergraduate research may get free trips to share their results at regional and national professional meetings where they can meet employers and graduate school recruiters in their chosen field.
  • Undergraduate research is a "resume builder." It is something that employers and graduate schools look for on resumes because it shows expertise and independent work habits.

Student Organizations

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Arts & Science Multicultural Association (ASMA) 

ASMA is an undergraduate pre-professional organization based in the College of Arts and Science (CAS) whose mission is to bridge the gap between diverse students with primary majors in CAS and business and innovative startups by providing opportunities and resources necessary for students to achieve their professional and academic goals.

 

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Find Your Passion 

Miami University has 600+ student organizations including The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), oStem @ Miami University, Women in Physics, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, Society of Women in Medicine and many more.

LEADS Institute - College of Arts and Science

The LEADS Institute is an Academic Excellence and Leadership Accelerator in the College of Arts and Science that provides innovative, high-touch and comprehensive student-success programming to accelerate talented students' successful transition to and in college and strengthen their potential to become competitive candidates for graduate and professional school or competitive employment opportunities.

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