students walk on University of Idaho campus

Visit UI

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

A student waters plants in Nicaragua

Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

Parents on campus during orientation

Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

campus full of students

UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Support for Success

Objective 2

The University of Idaho will develop, implement and adopt best practices for undergraduate and graduate education that increase student achievement in, involvement in, and successful completion of STEM programs, degrees, and courses. Support programs will assist students from all backgrounds in their pursuit of STEM education. Particular focus will be placed on key attrition points in the first 2 years of the undergraduate experience.

Students get involved early: Innovative teaching practices and early undergraduate research experiences will be fundamental in our approach. UI faculty are already implementing new approaches in the classrooms and evaluation of those approaches will lead to continued improvement. Curricula maps will be used to guide students and help them link their program of study to their desired career. Research experiences for freshman and sophomore students will be a priority.

Support systems target STEM: UI has many support programs in place to assist diverse students in networking and succeeding on campus. Future programs will focus specifically on assisting student communities pursuing STEM degrees. Helping develop the student’s network of other STEM students, faculty and employers will help keep them engaged with their eye on the future.

Outcomes: By providing the necessary support and the highest quality education and research experiences to our students throughout their entire college trek, retention and graduation rates in STEM degrees and certificates and completion of STEM courses by non-STEM majors will increase.

Contact

Director of STEM Education

Physical Address:

Office: Shoup 310
Phone: 208-885-7803
Email: mhamilton@uidaho.edu