Millennium Scholars Program Success Stories

Scripps Microscope picThe Millennium Scholars Program is growing. We recently graduated our third cohort. We have 102 rising seniors, juniors and sophomores and we are preparing to welcome Cohort 7 in June. Take a look at some of the media coverage about our scholars and the program

New club, Women in Materials Science, strengthens ties among women in STEM. This article features Cohort 4 scholar, Ana De La Fuente Duran.

New research shows promise for the success of underrepresented scholars in STEM. A new study co-authored by Penn State President Eric Barron in the journal Science could provide a new paradigm for increasing retention and academic performance of historically racially underrepresented undergraduates in STEM and serve as a model for other universities with different populations of students, sizes and cultures

Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy, support student success in STEM. One million dollar gift to help Penn State students from diverse background succeed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Science for all. Students in the Eberly College of Science are creating communities for underrepresented groups to promote a diverse, inclusive scientific enterprise.

Unlimited Potential Inaugural cohort of the Millennium Scholars talks post graduation plans. Cohort 1 engineers are featured in Penn State Engineering Magazine.

Summer Scholars Embrace Engineering Challenges. Massachusetts Institute of Technology profiles its summer engineering interns, including Cohort 2 member, Grace Noel.

Starting with the End in Mind The Millennium Scholars Program is featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Diversity in Action.

Engineering students attend Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (story features students who attended ABRCMS) November 2016

EMS Students Say Millennium Scholars Program Already Opening Doors
(story features profiles of students from Cohort 4 in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences)
November 2016

Penn State’s Diversity Inspires a Thriving Community
(story features Millennium Scholars Program and its focus on recruiting and retaining high-achieving students from groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields)
October 2016

Engineering’s Tucker Welcomes Fellow Gates Millennium Scholar
(story features Cohort 4 Millennium Scholar Teniola Idowu)
September 2016

Summer Research Interns Bring Diverse Experiences and Ideas to the Media Lab
(from MIT; story features Cohort 1 Millennium Scholar Luke Gockowski)
August 2016

Millennium Scholars Program Growing into Third Year
December 2015

Millennium Scholars Program Connects Diversity and STEM Degrees
August 2015