STEM Scholars Program
You are drawn to study science because you want to know how the world works. You have an idea about what your chosen major can do. But in this day and age, specializing may not get you where you want to go—what happens if you can work with other scientists and engineers—those outside your discipline? What do you think you can achieve?
This is the purpose of the STEM Scholars Program: supporting students majoring in STEM fields, such as Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering, where in your first year you will be encouraged to connect with peers who think like you do, but have diverse perspectives. You'll also live in the highly-coveted Northside Commons residence hall, in a wing specifically set aside for your fellow STEM scholars. During your first three semesters, you will get a jump start on forming collaborations and research ideas to move forward within your major. Your chances to interact with your friends and fellow scientists and engineers will expand beyond those in your classes or your residence hall. Working collaboratively and combining your knowledge from multiple fields, you will be supported and encouraged to identify, understand, and directly impact real-world problems in our immediate community and beyond.
In your third semester, there will be an opportunity to apply for the newly assembled York Engaged Scholars (YES). The YES program will allow you to continue your multidisciplinary skill-building by working with other scholars on design thinking, entrepreneurial design and invention processes. Through these opportunities, you will have a deeper understanding of how you can work with other scientists and scholars to apply your specialized knowledge and, ultimately, change the world. Priority will be given to applications received by March 15, 2024. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis after that date.