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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