Chancellor’s STEM Leadership Program

The General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center is honored to lead the Chancellors’ Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Leadership Program. Applicants should be incoming freshman who have already been accepted into NC State University for the Fall semester. This two year program helps students maximize their leadership skills through experiential learning and self-discovery by:

  • Mentoring / Coaching

    APPLICATIONS
    To apply, complete the Application FormApplications are due June 15, 2017. If you have any questions about the program, contact Dr. Debbie Acker.

  • Professional networking
  • Career readiness
  • International / Study Abroad experiences
  • Building leadership portfolio
  • Internship opportunities

Prospective students:

  • First Generation
  • Rural Counties
  • Underrepresented student populations in STEM Majors
  • Exploratory Studies with anticipated movement to STEM Major

Year One Cohort Overview
At the beginning of their Fall semester, students participate in an off-campus weekend retreat to help develop their cohort relationships and orient themselves with the expectations and outcomes designed for participants in the program. Following the retreat, students will attend monthly meetings related to program initiatives.

Other expectations include:

  • Reside in a Living-Learning Community for the academic year
  • Attend monthly Shelton Leadership Center workshop sessions
  • Attend a minimum of two programs offered through Academic and Student Affairs division that support personal and career goals (for example, CSLEPS, Women’s Center, University Scholars, Honors Program, Speaker Series, etc.)
  • Attend at least one event associated with the arts
  • Participate in a minimum of two leadership development offerings through Shelton Leadership Center
  • Participate in a mentor relationship (faculty/staff)

Year Two Cohort Overview
At the beginning of their Fall semester, students will co-lead the off-campus weekend retreat  for first-year students to help develop their cohort relationships and orient themselves with the expectations and outcomes designed for participants in the program. Following the retreat, students will attend monthly meetings related to program initiatives. Other expectations of students will be the following:

  • Participate in a mentor relationship with someone in their intended field of study (externally of the university)
  • Attend monthly Shelton Leadership Center workshop sessions
  • Attend a minimum of two programs offered through Academic and Student Affairs division that support personal and career goals (for example, CSLEPS, Women’s Center, University Scholars, Honors Program, Speaker Series, etc.)
  • Attend at least one event that is associated with the arts
  • Participate in a minimum of two leadership development offerings through Shelton Leadership Center

Within the Two-Year Program (with program support)

  • Participate in an international experience and/or internship (ASB, study abroad, and or other)
  • Register for SLC 250: Critical and Creative Decision-Making Models to assist with problem-solving and confidence in team decision-making