Purpose: At the college/university level, the National STEM Honor Society™ (NSTEM™) encourages students to pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while uniquely strengthening their resumes for a career in STEM.
- Student access to a wealth of resources including project ideas, STEM related conferences, awards, scholarships, a regularly issued newsletter and more
- An opportunity for the student/chapter to compete for the NSTEM Advisor/Chapter STEM Champion Award and the NSTEM Student-Led Project STEM Champion Award
- An opportunity for the student to apply for NSTEM’s Extracurricular Activity Scholarship which assists those in financial need to attend a STEM extracurricular activity
- An opportunity for the student to compete for recognition awards at both the chapter and national level
- Opportunities for underrepresented youth to continue to develop their passion for STEM
- Membership in a focused group of students striving for excellence in STEM academic achievement and leadership
- An opportunity to take part in leadership roles as a chapter officer
- Real world experience leading fundraising events, organizing and managing projects, and interacting with local businesses
- Opportunity to develop a network of businesses and organizations looking for interns or job applicants
- Preparation for a lucrative professional career in STEM fields
How does a student join National STEM Honor Society?
- If your school has a chapter, speak with the Chapter Advisor about how to become a member
- If your school does not have an NSTEM chapter, you will need to contact the dean, director, or president of the school, share with them information about NSTEM, and encourage them to Start a Chapter
Eligibility requirements for college/university members:
NSTEM has established minimum eligibility requirements for student members. The local chapters may increase those requirements if they wish. So check with your local chapter for its requirements. Please note that a local chapter may not impose minimum grades or requirements in non-STEM subjects.
A student who has not yet completed the required number of hours of academic curriculum or enrichment activities can join NSTEM as a provisional member for one year. This will allow them to be a member of NSTEM while completing their hours.
Click here for NSTEM’s minimum eligibility requirements for college/university members.