JOHNSON CITY (Feb. 19, 2016) – The S-STEM program titled “Preparation of the Data-Driven Mathematical Scientists for the Workforce” at East Tennessee State University is now accepting applications for 2016.
Funded by the National Science Foundation and operated through ETSU’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the program offers qualifying students three years of support, for a total of $16,500.
The program begins with an immersion in computational science, to be completed this summer. Applicants are required to be mathematics majors, with concentrations in either computational applied mathematics or statistics or be majors in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discipline with either a mathematics or statistics minor. Applicants must be rising college sophomores. Freshmen who have had advanced placement calculus may also qualify. A minimum grade-point average of 3.3 is required.
The program will provide three years of support for three cohorts of 10 students each year. Beginning this fall, 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. Students will be expected to graduate after three years of support.
Participants will engage in activities that emphasize data science (Big Data) as they complete their major or minor requirements.Applications will begin to be reviewed by March 25. No applications will be considered after April 8. Applications must be submitted online. For more information or to apply, visit: www.etsu.edu/cas/math/sstem/. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Ariel Cintrón-Arias: firstname.lastname@example.org.