Written by Jeremiah Fentress.


Summer Research for High School Scholars

In collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Morgan at the Mississippi School of Math and Science, the Watkins group provides a four week summer research experience to young adults.  The program is meant to expose high school scholars to a nurturing scientific environment as a means to foster an interest in the sciences and increase diversity in STEM related fields.



Ayana Love

High School Mentee, Summer 2015
Hometown: Tchula, MS
Hobbies: Basketball, Singing
Chemistry Inspiration: My dream job is to be a CSI. I realized how much I like chemistry when I started to teach and tutor other students at my school!


Tia Wilson

High School Mentee, Summer 2016
Hometown: Greenwood, MS
Hobbies: Science
Chemistry Inspiration: Scientist!

Past Endeavors: Women in STEM Day at Ole Miss

Thank you all for making these events such a great success!!

UM Women in STEM Dinner

November 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)

Dr. Phillis L. George, Asst. Prof. of Leadership and Counselor Education will speak. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr. Phillis L. George is a native Mississippian.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  In 2006, she earned her Master of Science in Sociology at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.  She then returned to the University Of Wisconsin-Madison to complete her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.  She joined the UM School of Education in 2014 where she specializes in higher education curriculum design, service-learning, and strategies towards engaging minorities in STEM-related fields. 



Women in STEM Luncheon





Women in STEM Dinner and Talk


“Exploring the Unexpected” with Sarah Bondos, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine

Texas A & M University

 Her unique story will encourage and inspire others pursuing academic careers in STEM fields.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WHERE:  Union Ballroom

TIME:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Watkins Research Group is Accepting Applications!

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