Success in STEM is the first in a two-course sequence that is part of the Arizona’s Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars Program (ASEMS). The purpose of the ASEMS program is to support STEM students in successfully completing a STEM degree with a strong GPA. This first course will be focused on academic support, including: successful student habits and learning strategies; career exploration; interacting with faculty; and utilizing campus resources. Students will also meet with peer mentors weekly.
Professionalism in STEM is an additional class students in the Arizona’s Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars (ASEMS) program can take to further develop their professional and academic skills related to their pursuit of STEM degrees and careers. The purpose of the ASEMS program is to support STEM students in successfully completing STEM degrees with a strong GPA. This course will be focused on developing professional and academic skills related to STEM, including: applying for funding; understanding scientific literature and research; communicating personal and academic strengths; identifying career paths in STEM; and building an identity in STEM.
This course serves as a requirement for student participants of the Arizona Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars (ASEMS) program. The students will learn how to identify research opportunities, develop skills necessary for a research laboratory or an internship opportunity, and develop strategies to successfully complete a STEM degree. Students develop these skills through: shadowing of a senior researcher (e.g., graduate student) in a selected research group/laboratory, completing various written assignments, development of various on/off-campus connections to professionals and programs in the STEM fields, and through one-on-one peer advisor meetings.