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SSS STEM


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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  • Science Pipeline is a Living-Learning Community (LLC) that gives students the opportunity to participate in academic coaching, goal setting, one-on-one tutoring and cultural trips, and they will focus on succeeding in preparatory science courses. Science Pipeline students will be led by a Resident Assistant (RA) who is also a STEM major. Students must be an incoming first-year student and be accepted to Student Support Services STEM (SSS STEM) to participate. Learn more about Science Pipeline.

  • 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

Beginning May 1, 2019 SSS is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. To apply, follow the steps below.


The TRIO/Student Support Services STEM program at Texas State University is 100 percent federally funded at $220,000 annually.