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Applications available for S-STEM Program at ETSU

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JOHNSON CITY (March 18, 2015) – East Tennessee State University is seeking applicants for its S-STEM Program. The National Science Foundation funds scholarships through the program, which promotes workforce development in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The program will provide participants with three years of support. Students will major in Mathematics, with a concentration in either Computational Applied Mathematics or Statistics. Alternatively, students may choose a major in a STEM discipline while minoring in either Mathematics or Statistics.

Participants will engage in activities with an emphasis on data science (Big Data) as they complete their major or minor requirements.

Students will typically enter the program as rising sophomores. The required minimum grade-point average is 3.3. The program will start with an immersion in computational science, to be completed over the summer of this year.

Then, from the fall semester onward, and for the next three years, students will attend a weekly seminar that alternates among mini-workshops, visiting speakers, career planning, team-building, and a variety of other activities.

All participants must attend an organizational meeting on May 8, and they must complete computing proficiencies during the summer. Completion of Calculus I (MATH 1910) with good scores or Advanced Placement Calculus is required. Students will be expected to graduate after three years of support. 

For the three years of the program, the total scholarship amount for each student is $16,500.

The application process is by electronic submission only. Paper applications are not accepted. A Google account (such as Google+ or gmail) is needed.

Instructions for application can be found at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/math/ . 

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