West Texas A&M has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve educational opportunities for students pursuing majors in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics through the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program.
The goal of the SSTEM program is to increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of students obtaining degrees in STEM fields, and to improve the performance of student majoring in the STEM fields by encouraging and enabling academically talented but financially needy students.
Two S-STEM programs at WTAMU:
C3 (Connecting Community College Transfers for STEM Success):
The goal of the C3 program is to provide academic, social, and financial support to Community College transfer students majoring in all science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
The objectives of the C3 program are
- Retain community college STEM majors in the STEM fields by recruiting them to transfer to WTAMU after completing their associate's degrees.
- Increase the academic achievement of STEM Community College transfers by providing academic, financial, and social support.
The C3 program is built upon integration of STEM transfers into the WTAMU STEM community. This program helps scholars to address many of the social and academic barriers community college students face when transferring to a four-year institution. A 1-hour transfer course for first year C3 scholars is offered to specifically address these barriers and assist in the integration of scholars into the WTAMU STEM community. Student-student and faculty-student mentoring is also provided for each C3 scholar to insure a successful first year at WTAMU. For more information about the C3 program and for steps to apply, click here.
TEAMS2 has the following objectives:
- Recruit new students into engineering and mathematics from local high schools through collaborative projects undertaken by current and prospective TEAMS2 students.
- Coordinate and integrate resources to increase academic success of TEAMS2 scholars.TEAMS2 scholars will be enrolled in appropriate-level mathematics courses to create cohort learning communities of engineering and mathematics majors. Scholars will be provided with faculty-student, student-student, and industry-student mentoring while pursuing their degree. The TEAMS2 model will provide financial aid, a community environment, and project-based classes designed to improve student success.For more information about TEAMS2 and for steps to apply, click here.