ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Internships, Career Days, TigersTeach, TLSAMP, MemphiSTEM, STEM Clubs, Learning Communities
and Scholarship Opportunities
The University of Memphis has one of the 10 most successful internship programs of
any college of university in the nation according to the "Short List, published by
U.S News and World Report. "For more information on internships at the U of M, please
New internship opportunities are posted weekly on the CRISTAL FB page at
Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars applications are now open!
Application period closes January 12, 2014
Career Fairs are offered twice a year at the U of M in September and March. Internships,
jobs, and career related information for a variety of fields are offered.
Tigers Teach is a teacher-credentialing program that allows STEM majors to complete
their secondary teaching licensure requirements while they complete requirements for
their Bachelor of Science Degree. This high-quality, undergraduate teacher education
program will increase the number and diversity of competent math and science students
entering the teaching field and assuming positions of educational leadership in their
fields. It is funded through an agreement with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission,
using money provided by the “Race to the Top” funds that are being provided by the
federal government. For more information visit: http://www.memphis.edu/tigersteach/
The Uof M is a partner in the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
(TLSAMP) whose goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at U of M by at least 100% within a
five-year period. This partnership provides mentors, tutors, supplemental instruction,
and a summer bridge program. TSLAMP also serves as resource for undergraduate research
opportunities and sponsors an annual student research symposium where students can
present their research to faculty, the community and their peers. For more information
This five-year NSF-funded project involves STEM disciplines across campus. Through
“STEM” clubs and networking activities, support for undergraduate STEM research experiences,
mentoring, tutoring, and STEM learning communities, MemphiSTEM works to increase the
number of STEM graduates at the university. In addition, MemphiSTEM supports a one-week
refresher seminar (Math Bootcamp) made available to incoming freshman and other U
of M students to boost math skills, demonstrate links between math, science and engineering
and broaden the knowledge of career opportunities in STEM fields. For more information
Need funding to help with conference attendance where you are presenting? Travel Awards of up to $400 are available for students to travel to STEM conferences,
or related activities. For more information, visit: MemphiSTEM Travel Awards
Student STEM Clubs
There is a range of STEM Clubs for students at the university. The link below provides
information on these clubs. The MemphiSTEM site (listed above) also provides a calendar
of club activities.
Please click here for a listing of STEM clubs and contact information.
STEM Learning Communities
These are learning communities that use cluster of courses to connect different disciplines
to a common theme. Communities include:
- Entry to Engineering—for students interested in a career in engineering or a related area of science or
- Honors STEM—for honors students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
- Women in Engineering Living/Learning Community—for female students interested in pursuing engineering careers.
For more information visit: http://www.memphis.edu/memphistem/freshconnect.php.
Applications for the S-STEM Scholarships for Fall 2013 are now closed. Please check
back in Spring 2014
This NSF-funded program awards scholarships to economically disadvantaged students
in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Math, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry,
Geological Sciences, and Physics. The primary goal of the S-STEM program is to supplement
existing resources within the U of M to facilitate a unified system of support for
financially disadvantaged, upper-division undergraduate STEM students with academic
potential. Our S-STEM program provides a focused, integrative experience for scholarships
students by emphasizing career and personal counseling, tutoring, mentoring, career
development, opportunities for summer research or application-oriented experiences,
student collaboration, as well as other academic and personal advantages gained by
being fully engaged in the University community.
For more information visit: http://www.memphis.edu/sstem/
TRIO STEM Scholarships
Applications for the Trio STEM Scholarships for Fall 2013 are now closed.
Please check back in Spring 2014
In September 2010, The University of Memphis was awarded a second TRIO Program specifically
for 120 eligible students who are enrolled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics) majors at the U of M. Students must meet the eligibility requirements
to become TRIO STEM Participants. The program is very competitive with a limited number
of openings each year to maintain 120 participants. The STEM Program is housed in
405 Mitchell Hall. Mr. Manuel Thompson is the Project Coordinator for the TRIO STEM
For more information visit: www.memphis.edu/ssp/stem/index.htm.
College of Arts and Sciences Travel Enrichment Fund for Students
Travel Enrichment funds have been designated for the use of students for attending
a conference as a presenter or to conduct research. Applications for anything other
than these two purposes will not be accepted. Participation in internships, study
abroad programs, summer schools, seminars and workshops are not eligible for funding.
For more information visit: http://www.memphis.edu/cas/travel-enrichment-fund.htm
See the link marked: Student Form