Innovate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (iSTEM) Strategy Project:  Encouraging STEM Careers with Innovation 

Program Overview

The iSTEM Strategy project at Morehouse College is designed to provide 8th, 9th, and 10th grade underrepresented students with an innovative approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning experiences to increase awareness of careers in STEM disciplines.

The iSTEM program will work with middle school students through the iSTEM Saturday Academy from September to April and a Summer Academy from May 31st to June 30th.  

Morehouse College iSTEM is an academic program designed for grades eighth through tenth to increase their exposure to innovation and creativity in the STEM disciplines. iSTEM addresses the need to increase underrepresented minority students in the STEM workforce by inspiring, encouraging, supporting, and creating student interest in STEM at the secondary level. 

This program also incorporates a strong entrepreneurial component and will develop students into future STEM business leaders who will not only participate in the STEM workforce, but also contribute to the expansion of a STEM based economy. 

This program will engage students in a long-term (3 year) STEM technology program that incorporates STEM mentors and role models from academia and industry and will include the Saturday Academy during the academic year, a 4-5 week summer program, and hands-on field experience.

Program Goals

  1. Increase student awareness and knowledge of educational opportunities and careers in STEM disciplines. 
  2. Increase student knowledge, skills, and practices represented in STEM and/or STEM workforce. 
  3. Increase broadening participation of underrepresented populations in STEM programs and careers.‌‌    



This Program Is No Longer Accepting Applications 


This project is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (DRL-1512957)