Academics

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Alma College students don’t just observe; they make science happen.

Do you ever watch CSI and wish you were the forensic scientist on the crime scene? Would you like to travel to New Zealand to study the country’s environment? Do you enjoy “hands-on” science and mathematics research?

If so, then Alma College’s ASPIRE program is for you.

First-year science and mathematics students have the extraordinary opportunity to engage in research before they even step foot on campus! Prior to their freshman year, selected students are invited to begin their academic journey through the ASPIRE summer research opportunity alongside Alma faculty and other students. Check out the following video on the ASPIRE program.

Once you’re here, the opportunities only get better:

  • Science-focused four-week Spring Term courses provide opportunities for students to study in the lab or out in the field, working side-by-side with a faculty member.
  • Students can apply for a summer research opportunity at Alma under the exclusive direction of a faculty member.