The Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship program recognizes and supports the development of talent among Manchester School District high school students, particularly those who are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The program’s sponsor, Agnes Lindsay Trust Fund, supports students who promote Agnes M. Lindsay’s legacy of increasing access and engaged participation of “poor and deserving students” in educational programs that improve their lives and pave the way to successful careers.
Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $1,250 for a hands-on, project-based faculty mentored experience during the summer and fall semesters at UNH Manchester's STEM Discovery Lab and within campus student support programs and research laboratories.
The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for Manchester high school students to experience a college environment. “Through the Fellowship, we want the students to come to campus and see for themselves that they can be successful college students,” says Mihaela Sabin, associate professor of computer science and director of the UNH STEM Discovery Lab. “It’s about fueling their excitement for discovery and finding what interests them and then encouraging them to pursue those interests.”
Conducted in summer and during the fall semester, these experiences offer fellowship recipients a minimum of 125 hours to:
The UNH STEM Discovery Lab administers the fellowships and an independent review panel selects the Agnes Lindsay STEM fellows.
Fellowship recipients will receive recognition at the UNH Manchester Winter Science Symposium, where they present their fellowship projects.
Agnes Lindsay STEM fellows will have a faculty mentor from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.
Mentoring will begin in summer and continue through the fall semester.
Faculty mentors for fellowship recipients include:
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