The UAPB STEM Academy expresses deep appreciation to all who contribute to its successful outcomes. Special appreciation is extended to our funding agencies:
• The National Science Foundation
• The U.S. Department of Education
• The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority
• The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
• Title III Program (funded through the U.S.
•Department of Education, Office of Post Secondary
•Education, Institutional Services)
All donors are deeply appreciated. - Mary E. Benjamin, Principal Investigator
UAPB STEM Scholars Academy
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program. The STEM Program consists of personal growth, research, study skills, and related activities to assist students to complete a degree in the STEM areas while attending UAPB. Key components include a summer academy, a mentoring program, research, and revised STEM courses.
STEM students will be guided and advised by their major advisor throughout the academic year. They will carry a course load of 15 to 18 hours per semester.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awards HBCU/UP grants to help increase the number of minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has formed partnerships with eight targeted school districts and with research institutions in planning a comprehensive program to increase the number of minority students in STEM areas. The program consist of a summer academy, mentoring, research internships, faculty development, equipment upgrades, curricula redesign and infrastructure enhancement.
To assist with increasing the minority scientific and technological workforce in the United States.
The mission of the program is To increase students’ interest in the STEM areas through on and off campus recruiting, educational and research activities.
The goal of the program is to provide student enrichment in the STEM areas through a redesigned curriculum, research experience along with applied theory and practice of STEM activities.