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Activities for University Students

ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Internships, Career Days, TigersTeach, TLSAMP, MemphiSTEM, STEM Clubs, Learning Communities and Scholarship Opportunities


Click here for more information on MemphiSTEM Tutoring.

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Internship 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 visit
New internship opportunities are posted weekly on the CRISTAL FB page at
 

Career Fair

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.

www.memphis.edu/careerservices/employerguide/Career_and_Internship_Expo.php


Tigers Teach

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/


TLSAMP

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 visit: http://www.memphis.edu/tlsamp/index.php


MemphiSTEM

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 visit: http://www.memphis.edu/memphistem.

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 technology
  • 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.


S-STEM Scholarships

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 project

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

CRISTAL
209 Dunn Hall
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-1303
cristal@memphis.edu

Director:
Peter K. Bridson, Ph.D.
Phone: (901) 678-4423
pbridson@memphis.edu

Associate Director
Education & Non-Profit
Partnerships:
Judith A. Faris, Ed.D.
Phone: (901) 678-4911
jfaris@memphis.edu

Associate Director
Corporate Partnerships:
Catherine Wilson, Ed.D.
Phone: (901) 678-3418
ctwlson2@memphis.edu

Administrative Associate:
Erica M. Boyce
Phone: (901) 678-1303
emboyce@memphis.edu

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