MemphiSTEM is a National Science Foundation-funded project at the University of Memphis,
with the overall goal to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents
with undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
MemphiSTEM combines the strengths of the University's support infrastructure with
efforts and expertise of faculty, staff, students, administrators, and the professional
community. The project implements a number of core strategies designed to increase
persistence to graduation, including a summer Mathematics Bridge Bootcamp, research
experiences for undergraduates, networking, mini-grants for on-campus professional
student organizations, travel awards and STEM learning communities. Evaluations of
MemphiSTEM indicate that undergraduate students participating in the project strategies
are more likely to be retained in STEM than non-participating STEM students at the
Please use the links on this page to explore the opportunities and benefits which
MemphiSTEM offers to students majoring in or having an interest in STEM programs.
Why should you get involved in MemphiSTEM? Watch the videos to find out!
This web site is based upon work of the U of M MemphiSTEP project supported by the
U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. (NSF-DUE 0756738). Any opinions,
findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those
of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
"Being involved with MemphiSTEM has been a wonderful experience for me. It has helped me forge relationships with professors and other students that have been invaluable to me. MemphiSTEM has helped me become more prepared for a job after I graduate by allowing me to have a leadership position and work with teams. I can't believe how lucky I am to have been able to be involved with MemphiSTEM." - Lorrie