STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
What is this program? The College of Science and Technology Student Ambassador Program is a group of outstanding students who are selected to represent the College to prospective students, their families and the community at large. As an Ambassador, students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and offer their voice to important discussions. They act as hosts at special events, serve as tour guides for visitors to the College and participate in community outreach efforts.
Who is eligible to participate? The most qualified and diverse students from a variety of majors within the College of Science and Technology are eligible to be Ambassadors. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and two letters of recommendation are required.
Who will be selected? Leaders are known for being active and our Ambassadors are no different. We are seeking individuals who enjoy interacting with others, have a strong academic record, and who would find it satisfying to serve the College in this way. It is an important and exciting role for any student looking to get involved within the College of Science and Technology.
What are the benefits of becomming a Student Ambassador?
· Develop valuable leadership and communication skills
· Make meaningful connections with prospective and new students by sharing your experience and knowledge
· Work closely with University faculty, staff and administration
· Enhance your personal résumé
How does one apply for this program? Applications are available in the Dean's Office (TEC 103). Applications for the 2012-2013 program must include a current resume and two (2) letters of recommendation from a USM faculty or staff member sent directly to the Dean's Office.
- MULTICULTURAL INITIATIVES
The Alliance or Graduate Education in Mississippi (AGEM) is a comprehensive program designed for minority students to enhance entry into and successful completion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduate programs. The AGEM consortium is comprised of the state's four Ph.D granting institutions: University of Mississippi, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Southern Mississippi, in partnership with several state and regional historically black colleges and other smaller colleges.
- Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation
The LSMAMP program is one of the National Science Foundation’s flagship initiatives for helping our nation meet its science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce needs for the 21st century. The program is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, undergraduate program intended to increase the quantity and quality of underrepresented minority students completing baccalaureate degrees and pursuing graduate degrees in the STEM disciplines.
The LSMAMP consortium is comprised of Jackson State University, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Alcorn State University, Tougaloo College, Hinds Community College and The University of Southern Mississippi.
Student in the program take part in:
Academic training sessions
Research activities with STEM faculty
Regional and national research conferences
Community service activities
Select students, as LSAMP Scholars, receive financial support for their LSMAMP activities
- SCIENCE & ENGINEERING REGIONAL FAIR
- SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
- SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES
There are a number of options for undergraduate students in the College of Science and Technology to pursue meaningful research opportunities while they are enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi. Some students volunteer in the labs of a faculty member or they serve as support personnel and are paid as work study students. Others earn academic credit for one or more semesters of involvement in an ongoing research project. Some students do research because they plan to graduate with Latin honors, either as a member of the Honors College, which requires a senior honors project, or by pursuing alternate Latin honors.
- OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING
Since its founding in 1992, the Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) at the University of Southern Mississippi has served as the volunteer and service learning hub for all members at the university family.
Additionally, the OCSL has developed into a resource center for academic service-learning and community engagement for local K-12 school districts and the entire Hattiesburg area.
- OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING