Seven undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing degrees related to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have been selected to be part of the inaugural group of Career Opportunities in Nebraska: Networks, Experiential-learning and Computation Thinking (CONNECT) Scholars. They will receive financial and academic support and become the program's first mentors.
- Ronit Gandhi, biochemistry and mathematics
- Emmanuel Lopez Mateo, computer science
- Alexander Muenster, mathematics and physics
- Lexus Root, English and mathematics
- Michael Sanders, computer science
- Spencer Schmidt, geology and mathematics
- Sawyer Smith, mathematics and psychology
STEM CONNECT provides support to low-income students, especially underrepresented minorities, women, and rural and first-generation students. The iniative is led by Aaron Douglas Professor of mathematics Jim Lewis and funded by a National Science Foundation grant.