We aim to serve high school students from first-generation, low-income (FGLI), and underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds by providing opportunities and education in STEM research. Our goal is to improve the accessibility of STEM research, and ensure that FGLI and URM students feel empowered to learn more about and pursue these research fields. i-STEM Scholars is a program at STEMchats, a nonprofit for equitable STEM education.
Join our annual Summer Research Program, connecting high school students with university labs to contribute to a research project.
Check out our publicly-accessible resources educating students about the basics of STEM reasearch and providing workshops and courses for all.
Check out our social media campaigns which aim to inspire FGLI/URM students by highlighting researchers from similar backgrounds & giving students the opportunity to interact with those in STEM research.
We welcome all HS, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students + Professors/PIs who are passionate about equity and education to explore our resources and collaborate with our team!