MTR Launching The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship
Fellowship Supporting STEM Education and Developing Teachers of Color
MTR is launching The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship. Set to begin in Summer 2020, the fellowship is designed to inspire, encourage, and support undergraduate persons of color to pursue a career in STEM education within under-resourced public schools in Memphis, TN.
The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship will support and help staff the Browne STEM Discovery Camp. The summer camp, modeled from successful Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) programming elsewhere in the country, will inspire, encourage and support underserved middle school students to study STEM fields in college and pursue STEM careers. Fellows will intern as teaching assistants at the academic camp which will use a curriculum created by BEAM.
The fellowship and camp are named for Marjorie Lee Browne, a Memphis-born mathematician and educator who was one of the first African-American women in the country to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics.
Initial funding for the Fellowship has been provided through the National Center for Teacher Residencies Black Educator Initiative (BEI) grant.
The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship is a six-week internship program and partnership between Memphis Teacher Residency, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, and Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics.
The National Civil Rights Museum will work alongside Memphis Teacher Residency to equip STEM Browne Fellows with a broad, historical perspective of the Civil Rights Movement and its intersection with education.
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) has selected MTR as the host partner for expansion into Memphis for the summer of 2020. BEAM will provide resources and curriculum for the Browne STEM Discovery Camp.
INSPIRE undergraduate persons of color to pursue careers in STEM education within public schools in Memphis, TN
EQUIP fellows with a historical perspective of the Civil Rights Movement and its intersection with education
CREATE pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists
1. Spread the word! Know someone who should apply to be a fellow? Direct them here.
2. Read the full press release announcing the partnership between MTR and the National Civil Rights Museum.
3. Donate to the Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship. Your contributions will help to both expose college STEM majors to a teaching career in Memphis and provide scholarships for underserved Memphis middle schoolers to attend a STEM summer enrichment camp.