The Mechanical Engineering Department is excited to invited you to apply for a new National Science Foundation sponsored S-STEM scholarship available to students enrolled in the full time undergraduate ME program at UMBC. Key Elements: * The S-STEM scholarship is a need and academic performance based scholarship for to up to 24 students annually, in an average amount of $4500. * The program is aimed at recruiting, mentoring, and supporting undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering at UMBC. * It incorporates research experiences into education via seminars and access to research laboratories. * It provides academic and professional development opportunities that identify employment and paths for graduate study. * It incorporates innovative approaches to improve studentsâ€™ transfer experience from local community colleges. * The S-STEM program has a dedicated leadership team consisting of research and educational faculty with student support specialists. Applications and detailed information can be found at: http://www.umbc.edu/me-sstem The deadline for submitting the application package for the Fall 2010 semester is APRIL 1st, 2010.