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SEECoS: Summer Experience in the Eberly College of Science

The Summer Experience in the Eberly College of Science (SEECoS) is a program that is a collaborative effort between ECoS and the Penn State Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Program. The mission of the SEECoS Progam is to provide first generation, economically challenged students from the state of Pennsylvania with the opportunity to participate in a summer science research project.

Higher Achievement: Closing the opportunity gap for middle school youth

Higher Achievement partners with Penn State to provide young scholars the opportunity to experience university life.


Penn State Millennium Scholars Program

The Penn State Millennium Scholars Program is an opportunity for remarkable students who desire leadership positions in science and engineering research to reach their goals.  The program is available to students who share a commitment to diversity and to increasing the presence of minorities in innovative science and engineering programs.


Guide for STEM opportunities for women and minorities



American Association of University Women (AAUW) State College Branch

AAUW's mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW provides grant and scholarship opportunities to STEM initiatives that make a positive impact on local Centre County women and girls. Please visit the AAUW State College Branch website for more information on partnership opportunities.


Science-U Partnership Opportunities

Science-U offers a unique opportunity for pre-service education students, K-12 educators, and post-secondary instructional faculty to design and practice successful science teaching strategies.


For more information about available positions please see the Science-U employment page, or visit our Science-U contact page to exchange additional ideas.


Teacher Workshops

2014 Pennsylvania Mathematics Initiative: A workshop-based professional development program for teachers to deepen their mathematical understanding and thus improve mathematics instruction.

Dates for two summer workshops:
  • July 14-18: Math as a Second Language
  • July 21-25: Functions and Algebra

Please visit the Pennsylvania Mathematics Initiative homepage for more information and to apply for the workshop series.



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Defined STEM provides resources to create 21st century learning platforms that are aligned with common core standards.


Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research