The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is honored to present the 2019-2020 class of the Governor’s STEM Scholars (GSS). The GSS Advisory Board selected 95 of New Jersey’s best and brightest STEM students to join the sixth Governor’s STEM Scholars class. The scholars hail from twenty of the twenty-one counties in New Jersey.
The Governor’s STEM Scholars program is a public-private partnership among the R&D Council of New Jersey, the Governor’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Education, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, and Fortune 500 companies, designed to immerse the top STEM talent in grades 10 through the doctoral level in New Jersey’s vast STEM economy and bolster the State’s education and career pipeline.
“These students are the future innovators in STEM,” said Larry O’Connell, chair of the R&D Council. “By joining this program, these scholars are getting an introduction to New Jersey’s robust STEM economy. There isn’t another program like it in the country.”
The students chosen to be a part of GSS have demonstrated exceptional performance and leadership in STEM both in their schools and in their communities across the State. They were selected by an eight-member Advisory Board that has decades of collective experience with STEM in government, academia, and industry.