National STEM Scholar Program at WKU

Apply to be a 2020 National STEM Scholar

The Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics at WKU in partnership with the National Stem Cell Foundation launched the National STEM Scholar Program (NSS) in 2015 to inspire the creativity and passion of middle school science teachers. The program provides STEM training, network building, and project support for educators committed to inspiring the next generation of STEM pioneers. The next set of Scholars will be hosted at the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky from May 31 – June 6, 2020. Now is your chance to join this this prestigious program.

Scholars will engage in hands-on, minds-on science activities; connect with speakers and thought leaders in STEM education; learn with skilled science educators; and develop a creative Challenge Project for classroom implementation. Each Scholar will receive a Chromebook and funding for Challenge Project supplies and materials. Mentoring will be provided throughout the year by Western Kentucky University faculty. All expenses, including travel costs, materials, mentoring and Challenge Project supplies will be covered by a grant from the National Stem Cell Foundation.

The program seeks middle school science teachers who enjoy:

  • the creativity in teaching
  • sharing ideas with colleagues
  • networking with peers from across the country
  • financial and academic support for great ideas


If you have questions, please call 270-745-6323 or email

May 31 – June 6, 2020.


Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky