STEM Pathways invites undergraduates part of Boston University to become members and engage in the program. New participants are encouraged to connect online to apply to be a part of the next STEM Pathways Cohort. The deadlines are as follows:
Spring : Early December
Fall : Early September
Summer : Late February
Please refer to the calendar for exact dates.
Funding to support member’s development varies depending on the opportunities available. These resources could include:
Living Computing Project (LCP) Award: 10 students identified to receive Living Computing Project funding (NSF-funded) each semester. This award is administered through Boston University's Office of Undergraduate and Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
Summer Term Alumni Research Scholars (STARS): Summer housing funding for research students
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP): a student that gets a UROP award outside of the LCP Award
Corporate: sponsored by a corporate donation via the STEM Pathways Corporate Sponsorship Program.
Grant: a student sponsored by a grant other than the LCP
As a STEM Pathways researcher, you can expect to receive mentorship and support from undergraduate, graduate, and faculty members; have access to resources to develop your career and research skills in preparation for summer internships, post graduation employment and entrepreneurship opportunities; engage in STEM Pathways hosted meet ups, participate in 617 Connection / K12 Curriculum Development activities in fulfillment of STEM Pathways’ mission statement.
STEM Pathways is currently associated with four laboratories housed under the umbrella of the Biological Design Center at Boston University. The common thread between these labs is the interest expressed in varied pioneering research work in the field of synthetic biology going from yeast to robots. Click on each image learn more about the different labs.