The mission of the Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) Programs is to increase research training and promote excellence for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), including psychology, & nursing students at the University of the Virgin Islands. Funding for programs and activities are provided by federal grant awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as university sponsors and donors.
Increase the number of students majoring in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) disciplines
Better prepare students in STEM disciplines for medical school, post baccalaureate study, teaching and science and technology industry
Support faculty research, which will in turn support undergraduate student research, by providing funding opportunities for research on and off campus
Provide funding for undergraduate student research
Provide for role models for UVI students through the visiting scientists program
Provide for enhanced curriculum through development and adoption of innovative instruction
We support student research, mentorship, curriculum enhancement, innovative instruction, and post baccalaureate preparation by offering federally and locally funded STEM programs: