STEM Scholar Opportunities

STEM Scholar Opportunities and Engagement Expectations

In addition to the academic opportunities, Honors Community, and additional benefits of Honors, as a STEM Scholar your experience may include:

STEM Seminars, Events, & Programs
Participate in events planned by the STEM Scholar Executive Board and STEM Scholar Advisor, STEM Research Seminars, Next Generation STEM Skills Speaker Series & Course, and more

Leadership & Service Opportunities
Help plan and engage through outreach, mentoring, and community-building events for STEM Scholars organized by the STEM Scholar Executive Board and join other Honors student organizations

Dedicated Staff & Faculty Advisors
Collaborate to find the right opportunities for your interests; you’ll have access to STEM Scholar Advising, your Honors advisor in your major, as well as any additional mentors you connect with along the way

Living & Learning Communities
Live with other STEM & Honors Scholars in the interdisciplinary Buckley/Shippee first-year residential community, and apply to live in Next Gen hall for your sophomore year

Research & Fellowship Competitions
Apply to obtain funding for your original or creative project through Holster, SURF, and IDEA grant competitions. Pursue prestigious undergraduate and graduate fellowships from day one


Engagement Expectations:
As a STEM Scholar, you are expected to engage in STEM activities, which you will discuss in STEM Scholar Advising meetings and be required to report on annually through the STEM Scholar Engagement survey.

In addition to the requirement of reporting on activities, you will also have the opportunity to be rewarded for your engagement in certain STEM activities through the STEM Scholar Executive Board points competition. To earn points and win prizes, fill out the STEM Scholar Points Form after participating in any of the following:

  • STEM Scholar E-Board Sponsored Event
  • STEM Related Event
  • STEM Scholar Mentoring Program
  • STEM Scholar Open Forum Meeting
  • Filling out a survey sent from the STEM Scholar Executive Board

Learn about opportunities through:

  • Monday STEM Scholar Weekly Email from the STEM Scholar Advisors to your UConn email with requirements, reminders, opportunities, and tips
  • Emails from STEM Scholar Executive Board ( with events, opportunities, and community news
  • STEM Scholar Community Facebook page to interact with others in the community and stay apprised of events coming up (Note: this page is student run and monitored by the STEM Scholar Executive Board)
  • Honors Program emails including Tuesday Updates in Honors digest and Friday Honors Weekly newsletter
  • Honors Programming Office Events page