The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Cohort program at Emory & Henry is a renewable, four-year scholarship for incoming, first-year and transfer undergraduate students enrolled in either Biology, Chemistry, Environmental StudiesMathematics, Physics, or Engineering Science. Have the opportunity to use your science skills to make a positive difference in the world, feed your curiosity, and get involved in hands-on, project-based scientific research with the help of faculty mentors and peers who share your enthusiasm!

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Here are some great reasons you should consider becoming part of the cohort:

  • You’ll have opportunities in and outside of the classroom to build relationships with faculty mentors.
  • You’ll receive guaranteed spots in first-year science courses relevant to your intended major.
  • You’ll receive structured support for project-based learning and independent research, through the STEM-themed first-year seminar (Transitions I) and later departmental research offerings.
  • Mentored research opportunities and additional interaction with science faculty
  • E&H science students go on to do great things after graduation. Example placements of recent graduates include public school science teacher, software engineer, analytical chemist, laboratory technician at Eastman Chemical Company or Duke University, research assistant at The American Chestnut Foundation, graduate school at Virginia Tech, medical school at the University of Tennessee, and veterinary school at Lincoln Memorial University. 
  • Find out more information about our BiologyChemistryMath and Physics departments.

Examples of recent student projects include:

  • Effects of Vitamin D Receptor downregulation via lentivirus silencing on Human glioblastoma cells
  • Epithelial body swabbing as a non-invasive method for DNA sampling of salamanders
  • Exploring the Use of Aerogels and Xerogels as Optical Vapor Phase Sensors
  • Diffusion in meso- and micro-porous SiOC:H and SiC:H Thin Films
  • Pattern in Occurrence of Egyptian Fraction Sequences
  • Examination of the Possible Correlation between Soil Microbial Communities and the Diversity of Nitrogen Species
  • Patterns of Genetic Variation of Panax quinquefolius Subpopulations Using AFLP Analyses
  • Effects of Increased Creatine Levels on Developmental Processes in Chick Embryos
  • Creating mutant strains of Haemophilus influenzae 86-028NP to analyze the activity of glutathione metabolism
  • Systemic Administration of IGF-II Facilitates Memory Enhancement In Rats With Decreased TrkB Receptor Activity In The Brain
  • Prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the gut flora (Enterobacteriaceae) in a community of stabled horses (Equus caballus): Implications for Community Acquired Drug Resistance

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  • After you complete your first year in the Natural Sciences (STEM) Cohort, you could earn additional scholarship funds.