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Program Overview


Have you declared a major or minor in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) within the College of Science and Engineering? If so, we offer a program designed to better fit your needs and introduce you to STEM careers and opportunities. Nursing students and other Pre-Health students are not eligible for SSS STEM, but are still invited to join SSS. SSS STEM offers the same benefits as listed on the Prospective Students page, along with the following:


Students posing at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio

Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio

SSS members visited one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States

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  • SSS STEM offers the opportunity to visit a potential future employer to learn about the process, responsibilities, and requirements needed to have a career in STEM.

  • Undergraduate research is one of the best ways to gain STEM skills and gain insight towards what it truly means to be a scientist or engineer. SSS STEM will find opportunities for you to get involved with research on campus or elsewhere with paid and unpaid research.

  • Networking is an important aspect of building your professional career. Through our program, you will meet peers who share similar interests, professors who can guide you towards valuable insight, and other professionals who can show you what knowledge you might need to strive towards your goals.

Program Eligibility

You must be a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen) in need of academic support who has declared a STEM major that is under the College of Science and Engineering. Additionally, you must meet one or more following requirements:

  • First-generation college student – neither parent has completed a four-year college degree    
  • Meet income guidelines set by the Department of Education (view complete guidelines)
  • Have a documented disability – documentation of a disability (learning or physical) must be on file with the Office of Disability Services or Texas Rehabilitation Commission.

Steps to Apply

SSS STEM is no longer accepting applications for the current academic year. All applications submitted after March 5, 2020 will be considered for the Fall 2020 academic year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the SSS Office at 512-245-2275.