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STEM Clubs Features

One goal of the MemphiSTEM program is to strengthen U of M STEM clubs by encouraging student participation, particularly for freshmen. Strong student organizations in the STEM fields can promote interaction between peers within similar majors and enhance understanding of STEM career opportunities, and improve retention in STEM fields.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

Please click here for a listing of STEM clubs and contact information


NEW-STEM Outreach Activity Mini-Grant!
The STEM Outreach Activity Mini-Grant program is designed to encourage participation in U of M student STEM clubs. This special request for proposals (RFP) is specifically for student organizations to propose development of an engaging, hands-on activity designed to increase K-12 students' interest in STEM professions. Awards of up to $400 will be made to student organizations addressing the RFP criteria.

Please click here to apply for a STEM Outreach Mini-Grant!

 

STEM Club Mini-Grant Program
The STEM Club Mini Grant program is designed to encourage participation in U of M student STEM clubs. Mini-grants in the amount of $400 will be awarded to U of M student organizations submitting winning proposals. We encourage STEM club chapter leaders and members to apply for mini-grants to:

  • Increase student participation in STEM organizations

  • Enhance professional development and/or career exploration for undergraduates

  • Increase opportunities for service learning and outreach activities for undergraduates

 

You may propose any activity deemed to fulfill one or more of the above objectives. For example, you may organize a lecture, career networking session, or social to encourage student participation in your student organization.

Please click here to apply for a STEM Club Mini-Grant.

 

Memphis Makers and Creators 

Memphis Makers and Creators is a RSO focused on creating a place for Maker culture and inventorship of all kinds. We provide an open forum for students to come and talk about their projects, ideas, interests, and current tinkerings. A place where you can get useful, helpful feedback about your idea and share thoughts with other creative minds. In addition, we provide workshops where you can learn useful skills from your peers. Always wanted to learn how to solder? We've got a workshop for that. Arduinos for beginners? Sure! E-textiles, beginning robotics, building your own vacuum former, and introductory prototyping? They're all on the books as future workshops. Want a workshop we haven't thought of yet? Let us know at one of our brainstorming sessions! We want this to be as awesome as you want it to be.

Because of our educational and cultural slant, we also would love to have anyone, and I mean anyone, who has ever even played with the notion of creating something. Artists, musicians, knitters, wood-crafters, sewers, gardeners, and so on are all welcome. In fact, we'd love to see all of them. By getting engineers together with non-engineers, we can get some amazing ideas flowing. So if you've got a friend with a cool hobby, bring them along too!

We will meet twice a week, Monday afternoons and Friday evenings. Best of all, membership is free. The only time we may ever ask you to pull out your wallet is if you'd like to give a donation, or if you'd like to take something of ours home with you. That's it! Learning the skills, using the tools, and enjoying good company is completely free of charge. Our inaugural meeting will be on the 28th from 4-6pm. Free pizza and other refreshments will be provided!

If you are interested, or have questions, please contact us by e-mail (memphismakerscreators@gmail.com), like us on Facebook (facebook.com/MemphisMakersCreators) or follow us on Twitter (@MMACMemphis).

 

MemphiSTEM Links

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TRio STEM Project
Tigers Teach Program
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MemphiSTEM Spotlight

Lorrie

"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

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