Undergraduate Research Grants: Kean University is the recipient of several federal grants that support faculty-mentored undergraduate research. Some of these grants may have openings for faculty interested in working with undergraduate students. Some summer research programs may also have openings for faculty. See below for a brief summary of current grants and summer programs. Contact the Grant Director or the ORSP office for more information.
LSAMP: Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate pursuing a degree in STEM majors such as: architecture, business management with supply chain and information management option, mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, meteorology, geology, or sustainability science. Students receive a stipend for participating in faculty-mentored research. Dr. Wolde Woubneh, Program Coordinator
McNair Scholars: The Ronald E. McNair program at Kean provides 30 students with research opportunities, faculty mentors, specialized workshops, counseling, learning communities and tutoring to encourage and support their goal of attending graduate school for master’s and doctoral degrees. Kicking off with a six-week summer program in 2018, the McNair Scholars program will also include a three-week residential component and ongoing support and academic opportunities throughout the school year. Wendy Alvarado, Director
STEMpact: The STEMpact Project is a collaboration between Union County College and Kean University. The STEMpact Project has a primary goal of improving retention, graduation and transfer rates among Hispanic and low-income students in STEM and Education fields who complete an associate’s degree and then go on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, well-prepared to enter the 21st century workforce in STEM and teaching careers. The STEMpact summer academy matches interested students with faculty mentors for an intensive summer research experience that can continue throughout the academic year. Cassandra Davis, Grant Director
Upward Bound: A six-week residential summer program for high school students interested in college. All students participate in intensive technological and research-based science and math courses under the direction of an experienced faculty member. A Science Seminar course is offered to Upward Bound seniors who have completed their school requirements in physics, chemistry, and biology. The course is taught by several professors in the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, who conduct one-week college style seminars focusing on their area of expertise. The professors provide lectures and labs for the students focusing on geology, meteorology, earth science, zoology, earth science, and forensics. Maria Isabel Rijos, Director