Stony Brook University has received $56.6 million from the Simons Foundation and Simons Foundation International, which the school will put towards creating the Stony Brook Simons STEM Scholars Program, a program to help underrepresented students into STEM careers.
“The Stony Brook Simons STEM Scholars Program will allow young people to reach their potential as they bring new, much-needed diversity of perspective to science and innovation,” said Stony Brook University President Dr. Maurie McInnis. “At any given time, we will have 200 future STEM leaders on our campus, forging their way in the STEM fields and setting the stage for future generations of students to follow in their footsteps.”
The program – launching Fall 2023 – will give scholarships, housing, and stipends to 50 new students a year in STEM.
“We need scientists and mathematicians who are reflective of our diverse world, and the scientific and educational communities must work together to find, train, and support underrepresented scientists and mathematicians.” said Simons Foundation President David Spergel.