Educate. Exchange. Excel.

Leveraging findings from years of NSF-funded research on student success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, CHEE hosts the STEM xChange, convening undergraduates majoring in STEM fields at colleges and universities across the nation. With a particular focus on enabling the success of women and/or people of color in STEM fields, the STEM xChange is a 1-day “drive-in” (or walk-in) conference that brings together faculty, staff, and students to exchange a wealth of knowledge and information about STEM course planning, internships, co-ops, and strategies for excelling in these demanding fields.

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The full day consists of guest speakers, community building activities, peer networking, resume writing tips, interviewing strategies, graduate school advice, and small group facilitation with internship and co-op directors to name a few. The goal is to move beyond mere research on STEM to educating others and promoting promising practices for success in STEM.

Feedback from previous iterations of the STEM xChange have been overwhelmingly positive, with many students stating that the conference has helped shape their scholastic and professional goals:

“It was a great program! I thought it was very helpful and inspiring. I met a lot of “STEMists” from different backgrounds, and the workshop helped me a lot in terms of grad school preparations and internship opportunities.”

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