The goal of the STEM Institute is to develop students with the confidence, passion, persistence, and curiosity to explore the empirical world and develop innovative habits of mind.

STEM fellowships are completed by students in the Institute after taking project-based electives and rigorous academic coursework in science, technology, engineering and math. Students select a STEM field of study based on their interests and engage in an authentic, real-world opportunity. They build toward that experience through significant research and reflection, in consultation with the Director and on-site mentor.

Recent Fellowship Placements

To complete the requirements for The Holliday Heine STEM Institute Certificate, rising seniors participate in summer STEM fellowships in fields ranging from molecular biology to urban farming. Check out just a few of the incredible experiences our students have had as they explored possible career paths.
Nysa Gandhi, 2022 internship presentation

Nysa worked on The Pandemic Data Initiative, which explored the lessons learned throughout the pandemic for how best to support government efforts to collect and deliver comprehensive real-time information to the public, policy makers, and the media.

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Dr. Neda Blackburn

Dr. Neda Blackburn

The Holliday Heine STEM Institute Director / US Computer Science

Total number of participants to date: 197 (typically around 40% of the junior class)

2022: 35
2021: 32
2020: 24
2019: 50
2018: 31
2017: 25