Welcome to UMD Physics S-STEM!

Program goals:

  • To increase retention by 30-50% of admitted students who have declared physics as their major and help them become productive members of the physics community and workforce.

  • The program does this by providing a framework within the entering cohort, which focuses on identity and community, and provides resources to address specific needs (mentoring, financial, and academic support)

  • The program also aims to develop problem solving skills, collaborative learning, research experience, and communication skills.

Join us! Interested students can apply for the scholarship each semester.

Apply here!

Meet our Scholars


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Program Highlights

Learn about what is going on in S-STEM!

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