We are STEM STRONG
As a Kennesaw State University STEM major, you’ll find many opportunities in your
field, the ability to engage with peers and industry connections and the ability to
make an impact on the world.
Seize Your STEM Opportunities
With 90+ STEM-related academic programs in 13 Colleges, you can experience exciting hands-on research with highly skilled
faculty. Events throughout each year, such as Scientista Women in Stem, C-Day (Computing Showcase), SAS Day (Statistics Analysis Software), R Day (“R” refers to the popular open-source statistical software used by many organizations
around the world), Physics Day; discipline-specific clubs; and lectures provide numerous ways to explore your interests
and apply your skills and knowledge.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Our students enjoy a hands-on, collaborative research experience that promotes deep
learning and a high level of engagement with students and faculty. Most departments
have research “directed study” that can be used for credit toward research participation.
The Office of Undergraduate Research website provides a lot of information, including how to get started in research, research
projects opportunities as well as funding information. As a student, you can join
the Undergraduate Research Club where you can find a mentor, learn how to publish and present your results and get
funding for your project.
Do You Rock at Science and Math?
Kennesaw State’s College of Science and Mathematics offers the Advanced Majors Program (AMP). If you’re selected for this high achieving program, you can gain access to more
scholarships as well as benefit from guest speakers, career workshops and field trips
to help prepare you for your future career in science or math.
Use your passion for mathematics or science to prepare the next generation of students
for rewarding STEM careers. Teaching STEM subjects on the middle or high school level offers many intrinsic benefits, including a positive work/life balance.
Engaged with Peers and Industry Connections
With two campuses only minutes from Atlanta, a major city that is home to Fortune
500 companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines and The Home Depot, you
can benefit from internships, co-ops, professional mentors and job opportunities.
More than one-third of KSU’s 35,000 students are STEM majors so you’ll find classmates
who share your passion for STEM. The semiannual STEM Career Fair and networking events bring employers, both large and small, local and global, to
campus seeking to hire Kennesaw State’s talented graduates.
Making an Impact
If your goal is to design award-winning race cars, innovative architecture projects, or video games, to complete innovative research, or start your own business, Kennesaw State has a STEM STRONG program for you. Explore this site to learn more
and let us know of your interest by requesting information on undergraduate programs or graduate programs.
STEM Strong Student Highlight
Below are a few of our outstanding students that are pursuing STEM degrees and are
making an IMPACT.
Chloe, a civil engineering major, has interned with Arcadis and held leadership roles
with KSU’s American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter and Concrete Canoe
team. She commended her professors for their encouragement. “It’s really the civil
engineering professors who have made the difference at this school,” she said. “They’ve
encouraged me to really want to know the material… It’s very application based, which
is very helpful for learning.”
Hope Didier’s research project into stopping the spread of cervical cancer cells won
the Top Poster Award at KSU’s recent Birla Carbon Symposium. Explore how her research, which involved the design and subsequent delivery of viral
proteins into living cervical cancer cells, may, with future exploration, serve as
an alternative treatment of cervical carcinomas.
Sagi Shaier’s research on the spread of African trypanosomiasis, also known as “African
sleeping sickness,” brought international recognition. Along with his faculty mentor,
Shaier researched the impact of wild and domestic animals on the spread of the disease.
Their findings challenged an important assumption about how the spread of the disease.
Read about Shaier, a pre-med student who majored in computational applied mathematics with a minor in statistics, who recently graduated summa cum laude from KSU.
Elyse Christensen is using state-of-the-art technology to understand developmental
processes in the nervous system. Her data will be used in a KSU professor’s National
Science Foundation proposal. Though her lab experience has been valuable, learn why
she thinks learning persistence and collaboration has also been important.
Much like Google Maps collects motorists’ information to plot on roadways, four KSU
students have used smartphone data to more efficiently map indoor spaces. Read how
their research has been used to create a self-updating virtual map to guide users
through spaces that experience frequent layout changes.
For KSU information technology graduate Mizzani Walker-Holmes, the data science field has life-changing potential.
She credits her diverse undergraduate experiences and collaboration with Google, IBM
and ADP for helping her put theory into practice. Learn about her involvement in cross-discipline
research ranging from decision science and cyber security to nonprofit and cognitive
Seeking to update its antiquated cake order system, Gabriel’s Restaurant and Bakery
contacted one of KSU’s colleges to develop an automated solution. Read about the successful
capstone project, which resulted in an order management program that can be accessed
on an internet browser.
From delicately machining aluminum automotive parts to 3D printing engine components,
KSU’s Motorsports Formula SAE Team members are fortifying their studies by manufacturing
finely tuned racecars in state-of-the art engineering application labs. KSU Motorsports
members work year-round to conceptualize, build and race a performance car.
Engineering student Danica Roberts used a competitive travel grant to attend an international
vehicular networking conference in Taiwan. Find out how this experience is helping
her understand the requirements for building truly connected vehicles.
A pair of talented KSU mechanical engineering students have shown that room for improvement always exists in aerospace engineering.
Learn how they used a remote-controlled helicopter as inspiration and produced a part
that increases output but requires less maintenance.