Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

Native Americans are underrepresented in the sciences. To address this issue, the University of Minnesota, Morris has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program) program to increase students interest in pursuing college degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) disciplines.

The goal of STEP is to increase the number of Morris STEM graduates more than 30 a year and overall quadruple the bachelor’s degrees by Native American students in the sciences and math. By creating a program that successfully recruits and cultivates Native American Scientists, Morris will serve as an example for, and will shares its successes with, other liberal arts and science programs. This will also be an important step in diversifying the sciences as we move into the future.