Creating a Brighter Future
The Michigan State University (MSU) STEM-FEE (Food, Energy, and the Environment) Project is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM program. The STEM-FEE career areas are animal science, crop and soil sciences, entomology, fisheries and wildlife, food science, forestry, and horticulture. They are vital to life and to our national and global security. These career areas have more jobs than graduates and salaries are good to excellent.
The project consists of the STEM-FEE Scholars Program and the STEM-FEE Academy. The Scholars Program provides scholarships; mentoring; a cohort experience; monthly interaction with scientists; and funding for travel to conferences, undergraduate research, study abroad, and/or study away.
The STEM-FEE Academy conducts experiential, interactive programming for middle- and high-school students. Most of the programming occurs in conjunction with summer pre-college programs offered through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and via after-school or lunch-time programming with the three high schools in the Lansing School District. Academy participants engage with MSU faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students while learning about the career areas and career opportunities.
Program objectives are to
1. Recruit high achieving student with demonstrated financial need to STEM-FEE careers.
2. Investigate ways to attract greater numbers of students to these outstanding careers.
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