- To increase the number of students entering STEM majors by 20% each year of the project;
- To achieve an 85% retention rate for project participants (all participants served by the program in a given year will continue to progress toward earning an undergraduate STEM degree during the next year); and
- To increase the five-year graduation rate for STEM majors.
- Number of undergraduate STEM students, particularly minority women,
- Percentage of participating students progressing towards earning a degree in a STEM field,
- Percentage of STEM students retained, persisting and graduating within five years of enrolling at TAMIU, and
- Number of Hispanic and other minority middle and high school students who are exposed to STEM career opportunities.
For High School Students:
MORE Education and Enrichment Program (MORE-EEP): The goal of this program is to improve the recruitment and preparation of Hispanic and other minority students, particularly women, through participation in summer workshops that improve students’ knowledge in a variety of STEM areas, including mathematics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. Features of STEM-EEP include: 1) Hispanic and other minority sophomores and juniors in high school will attend two-week summer workshops; 2) Workshop sessions will be conducted by discipline-specific instructors with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Other Program-Related Projects:
MORE High-School Outreach Program (MORE-HOP): TAMIU’s Outreach and Retention Specialists (recruiters) make twice-weekly visits to each campus. For the seven surrounding county high schools, recruiters will visit each campus twice a month. Recruiters are available to meet with prospective students, parents, and guardians.
Program Contact Information: (For program brochure, click here)