Making a Difference in STEM

This Science Consortium of Minority Schools (SCMS) was established to create an achievement coalition for STEM success.  The technical support and services provided by the Science Consortium of Minority Schools (SCMS )will enhance the curriculum and the programs offered at Lane College, Tennessee State University, LeMoyne-Owen College and Paine College.  The goal of the SCMS is to increase the number of African-American Students, especially women who enroll, graduate, and select careers in science and engineering fields. The SCMS is led by Meharry Medical College in partnership with Fisk University. The four minority institutions along with the lead institutions were selected based on their long-term track-record for implementing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) undergraduate, advance degree and summer programs.

Each of these colleges and universities has the potential of contributing to the nation’s diverse pool of STEM professionals. This new Consortium will enhance each institution’s effort to recruit, enroll, and graduate a competitive pool of students with degrees in science and engineering. The collaboration under this Consortium will provide a pathway for coordinating STEM summer sessions, share faculty and provide students with more access to scholarships, fellowships, mentors, and courses in science and engineering.

We are committed to creating a more diverse pool of scientists and engineers that meets the critical needs of the minority communities and the nation.

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Contact us if you want to learn more about our program and the progress we are making to support the goals of the Science Consortium of Minority Schools.

"Empowering Minority Students into STEM is supported in part by the Department of Education: Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program Award: P120A180072."