About Our Scholars
The majority of our Scholars have bachelor's degrees in one of the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, or math. Some of our Scholars have bachelor's degrees in other areas, but significant work experience in one of the STEM fields.
Our Scholars come from colleges and universities of all shapes and sizes, and both public and private universities are equally represented.
While most of the Scholars from our initial cohorts came from Indiana, as the program has developed, more candidates are coming from out of state.
Scholars in our cohorts range from seasoned veterans to recent college graduates. The diversity of skills and perspectives enhances the educational experience of our Scholars.
Scholar accolades & accomplishments
At UIndy, we prepare our Scholars to be successful teachers and successful leaders. The following are just a few examples of the success our Scholars have had in their initial years of teaching:
- A recent Scholar went on to become the current Secondary Science and STEM specialist for the Indiana Department of Education and a member of the Council of State Science Supervisors.
- A Scholar has received the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship Grant.
- A Scholar has published two articles in the American Association of Chemistry Teachers national online “Chemistry Solutions” periodical.
- More than 80 STEM teachers have been licensed through the program to teach in Indiana.
- Over 45,000 Indiana middle and high school students across 15 counties have been impacted by Teach (STEM)³ Scholars.
- The program has had a 100 percent placement rate since its inception.
- UIndy exhibit a 77 percent retention rate after teaching for five years, 27 percent higher than the national average.