The Edmond Sun

Education

May 15, 2013

UCO summer science program seeks applicants

EDMOND — Incoming freshmen and transfer students at the University of Central Oklahoma who plan to major in science-, technology-, engineering- or math-related fields can get ahead in their studies this July while also earning stipends to assist their education.

UCO is now accepting applications for its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP@UCO). The free, intensive, four-week enrichment experience bridges the gap between high school or community college and UCO for students with activities to improve research and introduce students to a network of faculty, staff and fellow students.

Also, as part of the program, students visit campus departments and go on field trips to laboratories in various areas of research such as cancer treatment, cell biology of aging, and mobile application development.

STEP@UCO is a component of a National Science Foundation Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (NSF STEP) grant, which aims to increase the number of students pursuing and receiving associate or bachelor’s degrees. Participants who successfully complete the program receive a $1,000 stipend and will be eligible for additional stipends during the 2013-14 academic year.

STEP@UCO participants are also eligible for scholarships through the NSF-funded Center for Undergraduate Research and Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (CURE S-STEM) program at Central. CURE S-STEM scholars may receive up to $5,100 in scholarship funds per year for up to four years.

The STEP@UCO program is open to incoming freshmen or community college transfer students who have been admitted to UCO and plan to major in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, physics or mathematics.

Though the program is free, students interested in participating in the program must have their applications turned in by May 17.

For more information or to download an application visit http://www.uco.edu/cms/step-uco or contact Evan Lemley, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Engineering and Physics, at 974-5473.

 

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