Future Students


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a national, regional and local initiative emphasizing the need to increase global competitiveness in these areas. As a result, workplace opportunities are growing for students seeking occupations in the STEM fields.

We believe there is a STEM career for everyone, so we have provided links to resources and opportunities to help further support your educational and career-focused goals.

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The STEM Transfer Student Success Initiative is an innovative multi-institutional collaboration funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support successful transition to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County by students from Anne Arundel Community College, The Community College of Baltimore County, Howard Community College and Montgomery College. The Initiative focuses on students who are pursuing fields of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The National Student Clearinghouse (a nonprofit formed in 1993) is a leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges. The Clearinghouse serves as a single point of contact for the collection and timely exchange of accurate and comprehensive enrollment, degree, and certificate records. Reverse transfer is the transfer of credits from a four-year institution to any two-year institution from which a student transferred. It doesn't matter if the student transferred to another associate degree granting or bachelor's level institution first, attended public or private institutions, or transferred across state lines. If eligible, the student is awarded an associate degree.


­­NIH COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: The purpose of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community College Summer Enrichment Program is to increase the number of community college students who participate in the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP). The long-term goal is to increase the number of community college students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities and consider careers in the biomedical sciences.

MICKEY LELAND ENERGY FELLOWSHIP: The purpose of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy's Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals and provide hands-on research experiences for students.

NSF RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES PROGRAM: Students selected for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program are invited to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City during the summer for a ten-week experience working with our curators, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows. Student have two program options. One REU program is in Systematics and Evolutionary Biology, and the other is in Astrophysics and Earth and Planetary Sciences.

UMBC UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:  The University of Maryland: Baltimore County (UMBC) hosts an annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, which features undergraduate research in all areas of chemistry, biology and biochemistry. The event is free, but registration is required.