Scholars for Success in STEM


Industry Visit to Intel (2019)


Scholars for Success in STEM 

The Scholars for Success in STEM (S3) program at Maseeh College is committed to the educational success and professional development of historically  underrepresented students pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science Technology Engineering & Math.

The program goals are to:

  1. Support students during their first two terms at MCECS through interactive bi-monthly academic workshops & peer mentoring, 
  2. Promote community and fortify students’ personal & STEM identities, and
  3. Increase students' exposure to engineering and computer science career paths through site visits and faculty networking. 

S3 Scholars will join a supportive network of friends, peers, faculty, and staff through workshops, seminars, and site visits. Scholars will develop academic skills that support their success in STEM, including connecting to study groups and other academic resources, networking with MCECS faculty, staff and student leaders, navigate the PSU campus, and become familiar with STEM culture. Interested in learning more? Fill out our interest form!


Both scholars and their peer mentors are expected to attend S3 events held on Friday afternoons every other week during Fall and Winter terms. Students will receive a schedule of events and a shared Google Calendar which details the content covered and location of each event. Retreats/activities may be held on Saturdays with advance notice. 

Industry Visit to Google (2019)


To get the most out of this program as a mentee & scholar, you should be ready to:

  • Attend all S3 seminars and scheduled events
  • Meet with your peer-mentor 1-on-1 at least twice a term 
  • Check-in with the S3 Program Director and your MCECS Advisor at least once a term

Join Us This Fall!

If you are interested in joining the program in Fall 2020, please fill out this interest form and we'll be in touch with you shortly. 

Questions? Check out our FAQ page or contact Joyce Pieretti, Ph.D. at