The University of St. Thomas was honored to receive a three-year MSEIP grant from the U. S. Department of Education. Project Director, Dr. Javoris Hollingsworth, and Co-Director, Dr. Birgit Mellis, encourage students to apply to this exciting and prestigious program!
MSEIP Next Gen Researchers Project consists of three activities:
- Creation and delivery of two quantitative reasoning courses designed to increase student success in entry-level chemistry and engineering courses based on proven models.
- Creation of an academic support system with a special coaching and advising consultant to provide intense, wrap-around support to underrepresented students in STEM to increase their retention and graduation rates. This includes mentoring and tutoring.
- Creation of a joint research program for cohorts of UST MSEIP Scholars and students from the STEM Bridges Houston program, which is a nonprofit organization that serves females and other underrepresented students in STEM. These participants receive the opportunity to engage in exciting, hands-on research during the academic year as well as the summer. In addition, the students participate in enrichment activities and receive personalized mentorship to advance their development.