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AMSTEMM Advising

The UK AMSTEMM Coordinator/Advisor, Sue Scheff, serves as the academic advisor for the students in the Program. She meets with and advises each UK AMSTEMM student regularly in individual and group sessions to offer assistance with the transition to college and with taking advantage of the special UK AMSTEMM services and programs. If you would like to make an advising appointment with Ms. Scheff, AMSTEMM Advisor, send her an email.

Advising AMSTEMM students takes many forms:

  • effectively communicating the curriculum of each STEM major, the requirements, and academic policies and procedures
  • monitoring and accurately documenting each students' progress toward meeting his or her educational goals
  • encouraging and guiding student to define and develop clear and realistic educational plans
  • providing students with information on campus resources and services
  • creating a safe, positive environment for each student so he or she can explore ideas and interests regarding personal, academic, and career goals
  • assisting students in developing relationships with faculty and instructors
  • helping students identify research opportunities on campus and providing information on AMSTEMM research fellowships.

Undergraduate Research

AMSTEMM students have the opportunity to work with faculty members who share their interests in one of the science or engineering disciplines. By working on well defined projects, students gain an understanding of scientific and laboratory methodologies while establishing professional ties with faculty members and others in a research setting. In many cases, students will have the opportunity to attend conferences to showcase their research by oral or poster presentation. Oftentimes, a student's work could be published in a refereed publication.

Student Testimonials

“My research experience has been fulfilling, challenging, and extremely interesting. I have been blessed with a wonderful lab 'family' and have reaped numerous rewards from my experience.”

“It was absolutely amazing. I loved the people I worked with, the knowledge I obtained, and the hands-on experience that will be applicable in future courses and research opportunities. The advantages (of) this program are immeasurable, and the opportunities it presents are infinite.”

AMSTEMM Research Fellowships

AMSTEMM students engaged in a research experience under the direction of a University of Kentucky faculty mentor, may apply for a research fellowship. These fellowships, awarded in the amount up to $500 for the fall and spring semesters, require that students be a registered AMSTEMM student, be in good academic standing, and be enrolled in one of the science or engineering majors.

For more information on finding a research mentor and/or applying for a fellowship, contact us.


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