The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship is a six-week internship program and partnership between Memphis Teacher Residency, Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. The fellowship is designed to:
undergraduate persons of color to pursue careers in STEM education within public schools in Memphis, TN
fellows with a historical perspective of the Civil Rights Movement and its intersection with education
pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists
INTERNSHIP Six-week summer internship in Memphis, TN from June 7 – July 18, 2020
COMMUNITY Shared experiences and collective learning with fellows, professors, and students
TRAINING Intensive pedagogical and content training through Memphis Teacher Residency
Housing and meals provided
$1,000 living stipend (Summer 2020)
$1,500 fellowship award (End of Summer)
$1,000 tuition assistance (Fall 2020)
We believe that mathematics, when rightly ordered, reflects the truth, beauty, and goodness of God because “all things hold together in Him”. Students who gain a deep understanding of mathematics are now empowered to make sense of mathematical concepts, wonder about the beauty and pattern of the world, and use the tools of mathematics to address the problems of society and bring order, justice and peace to the world.
Math is not only empowering in the way that we see the world around us, it also unlocks many careers and opportunities! Memphis Teacher Residency believes that the educational disparities in our city and country are among the greatest social justice issues of our time, and part of our mission is to “…partner to provide students in Memphis neighborhoods with the same, or better, quality of education as is available to any student in Memphis.” We train effective educators in a Christian context because our faith demands of us to seek justice, defend the oppressed, and to take up the cause of the fatherless (Isaiah 1:17). With equal STEM education in Memphis, we will begin to see our vision of “restored communities living with dignity and in peace.”
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The deadline for application is January 15, 2020.
To apply for the Browne STEM Fellowship, you must:
The application process involves:
Not a college undergraduate who is a person of color interested in teaching secondary math and science? Please look into our other programs:
BEAM (Bridget to Enter Advanced Mathematics) asks itself, “what do most scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and programmers do growing up?” and then, “how can we bring those same opportunities to underserved students?” Through their work, BEAM helps to diversify other enrichment programs and gives students a realistic chance at the career of their dreams.
The Browne STEM Fellowship uses BEAM-created curriculum, and MTR is partnering with BEAM to bring this experience to rising 7th graders in Memphis.
In order to address the significant educational inequities in our city, MTR recruits, trains, and supports effective teachers in a Christian context. Our Mission: Christian love expressed in equal education. Our Vision: Restored communities living with dignity and in peace. Why? We believe educational inequality is among the greatest social justice and civil rights issues of today.
MTR is responsible for the programmatic aspects of the Browne STEM Fellowship: selecting fellows, recruiting campers, and coordinating partners.
The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM), located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement, examines today’s global civil and human rights issues, provokes thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive social change.
NCRM will be equipping fellows with a broad, historical perspective of The Civil Rights Movement and its intersection with education.