STEM Initiatives

EOF partners with several offices that assist students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors.

Health Professions Office

  • The Health Professions Office is a full-time operation serving the needs of students and alumni of Rutgers University who are planning to apply to schools of medicine, dentistry and other graduate specialties.
  • In addition to advising students, the office provides a variety of services to students including maintaining files and forwarding letters of evaluation, supplying application materials for exams and professional schools, coordinating workshops and various events, and generating a monthly newsletter of events and deadlines.
  • The office also maintains and updates a library of materials for students' use including: reference materials, professional school catalogs, admission statistics, and a video library containing tapes about different professions, healthcare and medical ethical issues.


  • Consortia program for undergraduates offered by Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. It is designed to provide academic enrichment, support, and counseling for groups currently under-represented in medicine.
  • Participants also receive career guidance and assistance in submitting applications to medical schools.

Mathematics Immersion Program (MIP)

  • Summer enrichment program designed to help undergraduate students improve their mathematics skills, and broaden their use of computers as a learning tool.
  • MIP is sponsored by the State of New Jersey, Commission on Higher Education, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program and operated out of the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Biomedical Careers Program (BCP)

  • An intensive eight-week science enrichment program for economically and educationally under-represented students who are interested in medicine and other health related professions.
  • The program offers three levels and six different curricula designed for students at various stages of their undergraduate education. BCP is designed to increase the academic preparedness and facilitate admission into medical or other health professional schools.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

  • LSAMP is designed to increase the quality and number of students from under-represented minority groups who complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • This program is funded by the National Science Foundation with the long-term goal of increasing the number of under-represented students who enter STEM professions and who earn doctorates in the STEM fields.
  • LSAMP Alliances across the country are designed to provide support services at many levels to help interested students succeed in STEM majors and careers and to provide networks with other LSAMP Scholars.