STEMCats – Careers in Science & Research
STEMCats is a freshman academic, research, and professional-development residential program sponsored by HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) intended for first-year students who have applied for or are interested in a STEM major. Students arrive a week before the fall semester begins and attend programs in math, biology, chemistry, and other first year courses. This early start helps build confidence in a first year student’s academic preparation as they acclimate to the rigors of a STEM major. STEMCats experience an array of faculty-led and student-led activities, including special career seminars and course-based research projects.