STEM Scholar Opportunities

STEM Scholar Engagement Requirements and Opportunities

In addition to the academic opportunities, Honors Community, and additional benefits of Honors, as a STEM Scholar your experience includes requirements and additional opportunities to Network and Develop throughout your time at UConn.

STEM Events & Programs

  • First Year STEM Scholar Retreat
  • STEM Scholar Panels such as Diversity in STEM, Technical Interviews for Huskies, Alumni Networking, and other professional development opportunities
  • STEM Seminar Series designed for students interested in conducting undergraduate STEM research
  • STEM Scholar Senior Showcase, an evening of networking and honoring senior STEM Scholars as they present their thesis work
  • STEM Scholar Executive Board planned events

Leadership & Service Opportunities

  • Join the STEM Scholar Executive Board, a student leadership and advisory board that organizes opportunities for the community
  • Serve as a Mentor through the STEM Scholar Mentoring Program
  • Plan and execute a presentation/ panel for STEM Scholars with approval
  • Engage with the next generation of STEM students through STEM Pals, a letter writing partnership with middle school students
  • Connect with the overall Honors community through 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

H2O residents at Mystic Aquarium (2018)

Living & Learning Communities
Live with other STEM & Honors Scholars in the interdisciplinary Buckley/Shippee first-year residential community, and apply to live in Werth Tower for your sophomore year in Honors to Opportunities (H2O) House

Research & Fellowship Competitions
Apply to obtain funding for your original or creative project through Holster, SURF, and IDEA grant competitions, and pursue opportunities such as the Health Research Program and prestigious undergraduate and graduate fellowships

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 the STEM Scholar Executive Board ( with events, opportunities, and community news
  • STEM Scholar Instagram account to interact with others in the community and stay apprised of events coming up (Note: this account 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 Events page