Winthrop’s Eagle STEM Scholars Program educates and trains undergraduate biochemistry, biology,
chemistry, computer science, and math students for direct matriculation into biomedical science, computer science, and math, PhD programs or for direct entry into graduate health professional schools. Selected scholars are first-generation undergraduates, college students with financial need, or members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The Eagle STEM program prepares students for graduate work through long-term engagement in laboratory research as well as scholarly activities that include a rigorous science and math curriculum, academic seminars, and a strong community of like-minded and motivated science students with a common set of professional goals. The ultimate goal of the Eagle STEM Scholars program is to increase the number of doctoral degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.
The Winthrop Eagle STEM Scholars program emulates proven practices from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's (UMBC) Meyerhoff Scholars Program that was featured on CBS News’ 60 Minutes in November 2011. Specific Winthrop Eagle STEM Scholars Program elements include: