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Idaho STEP

Idaho Science Talent Expansion Program

The Idaho Science Talent Expansion Program (Idaho STEP) was funded by a $1,000,000 investment by the National Science Foundation in STEM majors between 2010 and 2015. The grant’s overarching goal was to increase the numbers of STEM students receiving degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a result of the funding and significant institutional support from Boise State, the grant’s goal of increasing the number of STEM graduates by 22% was significantly exceeded. In fact, the number of STEM graduates nearly doubled in 5 years, reaching 454 in 2014/15. At the same time, the diversity of the undergraduate STEM students saw a significant increase. For example, in engineering and computer science, the percentage women enrolled increased by 22% and underrepresented minority students increased by 27% across the grant duration. This material was based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. DUE-0856815 (Idaho STEP). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

This page is used for reporting purposes only. The Idaho STEP grant ended in 2015.