Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program

Office of Special Programs

Texas A&M International University Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program expects to enroll high school students from Laredo, TX. MSEIP is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics -based, academic enrichment program. It emphasizes the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills. The TAMIU MSEIP special project helps students prepare for careers in the fields of mathematics, science, technology and engineering. The program includes course work, team projects, class presentations, examinations, career awareness speakers, and special events. Students are eligible if they have declared their interest and potential for careers in, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Minority students and females are especially encouraged to apply. Students with disabilities are welcomed.



The goal of MSEIP is to increase the participation of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly women, in scientific and technological careers. TAMIU MSEIP Special Project seeks to develop skills and motivation in its participants, which are necessary for success in a program of postsecondary education that leads to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Project’s special emphasis is placed in the mastery of mathematics and sciences and will have two basic components: an academic year component, and a summer component. Both components will maintain an active curriculum comprised of mathematics, sciences, English, communication skills, tutorial services and counseling. Cultural events as well as social events will be an integral part of both of these components, which are part of the STEM enrichment activities. In addition to the core curriculum, the program will disseminate educational, financial aid information, and college admission forms (paper and electronic) to students and parents. The 3-year MSEIP Special Project outcome will be the preparation and motivation of 90 low-income and potential first-generation college students from underrepresented groups to complete secondary education and enter and succeed in a postsecondary education program that will lead to careers in scientific and technological fields.


Curriculum and Activities

  • Mathematics (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and/or Calculus)
  • Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, and/or Advanced Biology)
  • English Language Arts (Literature and composition, Writing Analysis, and/or Reading and research)
  • SAT Preparation (Mathematics, Critical Reading, and/or Writing)
  • Foreign Language (Chinese)
  • Communication Skills
  • Counseling and Tutorial Services
  • Cultural and Social events
  • Educational Field trips
  • Career awareness speakers
  • Educational and financial aid information for students and parents
  • Community Service


Classes are tuition free (Include materials and meals). Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program. Participants must provide for their own transportation.


Department of Education

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education