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Welcome to the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)!
We seek out those with the desire to learn and strive to inspire and empower them by promoting intellectual curiosity, fostering the habit of critical inquiry, imparting knowledge and skills, and instilling a global perspective. As educators and active scholars in a changing world, we are engaged in building capacity to meet needs and solve problems that are locally important, regionally relevant, and globally significant.
Our relentless focus on your success - academic, professional ,and personal - distinguishes the Department of STEM. Upon admission to UIU, you will become an active member of the STEM eLearning community. The UIU first-year experience eases the transition into college, and we provide STEM-focused first-year seminar sections.
Each student is individually advised by faculty regarding the academic program, course offerings, and additional opportunities. You will explore career options, develop leadership capabilities, and expand you professional network through field experiences that may include self-reflection and job shadowing, participation in STEM-focused student clubs and organizations, faculty and peer mentoring, research and internship opportunities, and senior capstone experiences.
Our highly supportive environment in the Department of STEM welcomes a diverse group of motivated students with passion for their studies and guides them in applying their analytical skills to develop a rich and rewarding career.
The STEM Distinction is a powerful key to expanding your future career options, and adds value to your degree in any field of study. STEM certificates, minors or coursework give you a competitive edge by connecting the sciences, technology, engineering design, and mathematics with your chosen field.
Teaching and Learning
The department consists of outstanding full-time faculty and highly experienced adjunct instructors who are dedicated to the STEM education of their students. With this dedicated group of individuals the department offers courses across a multitude of learning experiences (day and evening face-to-face, online, hybrid) around the world (United States, Malaysia and Hong Kong).