From an early age, Ronald McNair was passionate about learning, overcoming every obstacle
to earn a Ph.D. and eventually travel into space as a NASA astronaut. Using McNair's
example as inspiration, we support programs in science, technology, engineering and
University STEM Programs
STEM related programs are offered through a number of University of South Carolina
colleges and schools including the College of Engineering and Computing, the College
of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. The McNAIR Center encourages students
to take advantage of these programs to prepare for careers in the aerospace cluster.
Project Lead the Way
The USC College of Engineering and Computing is the Project Lead the Way affiliate
for South Carolina. We train hundreds of educators from across the country to better
teach engineering and computing in middle and high schools by engaging their students
in activities, projects and problem-based learning through hands-on classroom experiences.
Carolina Master Scholars
The Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series is a challenging, pre-university summer
program for academically talented rising 6th through 12th graders. Students can complete
course ranging from adventures in electrical engineering to adventures in vex robotics.
Enhanced Learning Experiences
In these hands-on learning experiences, high school classes can increase their awareness
and interest in engineering and computing and gain a taste of college life with real
college students and real college professors.
SC Steps to STEM
With both undergraduate and graduate components, SC STEPs (Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program) to STEM provides scholarships, research
internships, workshops, and a series of courses designed to acclimate STEM transfer
students to the University and their degree programs. This program is coordinated
through our College of Arts and Sciences.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.