STEM Recruitment and Enrichment Project (STEM-REP)
The goal of this project is to improve the recruitment and preparation of Hispanic and other minority students through participation in summer workshops and a follow-up science and engineering exhibit. Workshop sessions will be conducted by discipline-specific instructors with emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Pre-Engineering Cohort (PE-Cohort)
The purpose of this project is to create a pre-engineering cohort to improve the recruitment and retention of highly motivated Hispanic and other minority students. Students will participate in an enrichment program at TAMU during the summer following the end of their first year at TAMIU. This program will expose students to the various engineering fields and emphasize critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Mathematics Education/Physical Science Education Cohort (ME-Cohort)
This project creates a mathematics education/Physical science education cohort to improve the recruitment and retention of highly motivated Hispanic and other minority students from area high schools. Students will participate in an enrichment program during the summer following the end of their first year at TAMIU.
Mathematics Weekend Retreats
This project offers Hispanic and other minority senior and junior students in the area high schools weekend retreats to assist
them in their mathematics courses, thus enabling them to be successful in securing college entry, develop a more
sophisticated understanding of their own study skills and strengths, and develop learning communities of peers.
High School Recruitment
For recruitment at the seven local and one private High Schools, TAMIU’s Outreach and Retention Specialists will make twice-weekly visits to each campus. For the seven surrounding county high schools, recruiters will visit each campus twice a month. During campus visits, recruiters will be available to meet with prospective students and parents.
STEM-RRG will establish a $500,000 endowment fund to provide scholarships to students pursuing degrees in STEM programs. Department of Education funds are matched by donors solicited through the Office of Institutional Advancement.