New Jersey is where Thomas Edison developed the incandescent light bulb and Albert Einstein delivered lectures on the theory of relativity. Thirteen of the world's 20 largest pharmaceutical companies are headquartered here. New Jersey boasts the biggest concentration of scientists and engineers per square mile in the world.
Yet, New Jersey is the national leader in exporting STEM professionals. The Governor's STEM Scholars works to address this paradox by engaging New Jersey's next thought leaders in a state's vast STEM economy.
IMPACTING STEM IN NJ
Maintaining a pipeline of talented individuals is critical to maintaining excellence in innovation in New Jersey. Learn why we are investing in New Jersey's next generation of STEM leaders.
THE GSS CURRICULUM
The Governor's STEM Scholars provides high-achieving New Jersey STEM students in grades 10 through doctoral level with an introduction to the state's vast STEM economy to retain that talent in the state.
The Governor's STEM Scholars was established by the Research & Development Council of NJ and strengthened by support from some of the state's top researchers and STEM professionals.
APPLY TO BE A SCHOLAR
Applications for the 2022-2023 class of Governor's STEM Scholars are now closed. Applications for the 2023-2024 class will open in March 2023.