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S-STEM Program

 

Welcome to S-STEM! The S-STEM program provides four years of scholarship support for up to 15 qualifying incoming Biology or Neuroscience majors per year.  The average scholarship amount is $5000/year, depending on financial need.

 

S-STEM scholars will also receive four years of specialized opportunities and support, including:

The Power of Genetics with Neurobiologist Robin Cooper

 
It’s been 21 years since Robin Cooper started working in the department of biology in the University of Kentucky College of Arts & sciences. It’s been 130 years since Thomas Hunt Morgan, Kentucky’s first Nobel Laureate, graduated from what is now called UK. What do they have in common? They used the same research organisms: fruit flies and crayfish.
 
“Thomas Hunt Morgan went on for graduate work and he was awarded the Nobel Prize, working with Drosophila [fruit flies] as a model organism.

Second Language Shows Benefits to Aging Brain

As people age, cognitive flexibility — the ability to adapt to unfamiliar or unexpected circumstances — and related "executive" functions decline. Recent studies suggest lifelong bilingualism may reduce this decline — a boost that may stem from the experience of constantly switching between languages. However, how brain activity differs between older bilinguals and monolinguals was previously unclear.
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