S-STEM Program Overview

The Scholarships for Undergraduate Student Participation in Computational Science and Engineering Research program is available to assist academically talented, financially needy students to explore opportunities for computational modeling and simulation research in science and engineering disciplines. Participation in this scholarship program will provide students the opportunity to join a research lab and get trained to work on computational research projects, making them better prepared to enter the workforce as a full-fledged professional or join leading research groups as graduate students. The scholarships are available to science and engineering students who are in their junior or senior year and are considering future graduate studies.

This National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scholarship program, referred to by the acronym S-STEM (for scholarships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), will provide yearly scholarships of $5,000 for juniors entering the program and $6,000 for seniors returning to the program for their second year.

To qualify, students must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents and must meet the criterion of financial need as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. The scholarship award provided by the NSF-SDSU STEM Scholars program will become a part of each student's overall financial aid package. (Financial aid packages can be composed of a mixture of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study monies, up to the amount of the cost of attendance.) For questions regarding how receiving this scholarship may impact specific financial aid packages, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at SDSU (Phone number 619-594-6323).

The Scholarships for Undergraduate Student Participation in Computational Science and Engineering Research program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and managed by SDSU's Computational Science Research Center.

How to Apply to the Program

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should send an e-mail explaining their academic background and interests, along with a copy of their resume to the Computational Science Research Center (csrc@mail.sdsu.edu)

S-STEM Application Materials

  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Purpose describing why you want to participate in the S-STEM program and how participation in the program will assist you in reaching your goals.
  • S-STEM Program Application Form (MS Word) or (PDF).
  • Transcripts from all post secondary education.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (MS Word) or (PDF), at least one of which is from a former professor in the selected field of study.

Mail forms to:

Computational Science Research Center
Attention: Dr. Jose E. Castillo/Dr. Satchi Venkataraman
GMCS 206/MC 1245
College of Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1245

Contact Us

San Diego State University is seeking applicants for its S-STEM program. For more information, interested students should contact:

Dr. Jose E. Castillo
Director/Professor of Mathematics
Computational Science Research Center
jcastillo@mail.sdsu.edu

Dr. Satchi Venkataraman
Professor of Engineering
Computational Science Research Center
satchi@mail.sdsu.edu

Computational Science Research Center
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1245
Phone (619) 595-3430
Fax (619) 594-2459
csrc@mail.sdsu.edu


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