“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein

Expanding Student Access to STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Title III - A Strengthening Institutions Program. A project funded by the U.S. Department of Education

Expanding Student Access to STEM (ESA/STEM) is designed to offer opportunities and critical support for students interested in careers in STEM fields.  Over five years, the program will

  1. Launch a computer science concentration in Cybersecurity and strengthen other concentrations in the field (2019 – 2020).
  2. Launch a degree curriculum in Business Analytics (2021).
  3. Enrich and strengthen opportunities for undergraduate research in biology and chemistry (2021- 2022).
  4. Implement supportive courses, technology, and spaces for teaching of mathematics. (2019 – 2020).

You can read about each of these initiatives by following the links.

The ESA/STEM program will include designing labs (ESA/STEM Places) for each of the four initiatives and empowering leaders in each field to create and refine curricula (ESA/STEM People).

The program builds on a tradition of outstanding accomplishment in the QU Division of Science and Technology, which includes computer science, mathematics, forensic science, aviation, environmental biology, research-oriented and pre-professional science programs.

This investment by QU and the U.S. Dept. of Education will create access to the careers of the future for which employers are hiring today.  STEM proficiency is in demand everywhere, and QU is committed to preparing students to meet that opportunity and challenge.

Find out more about STEM opportunities

ESA/STEM Projects

Cyber-Security program, Business Analytics program, Math Support Resources, Undergraduate Research.


Cyber-Security Lab, Business Analytics Lab, Math Support Lab & Active Learning Classrooms, Undergraduate Research Lab.

ESA/STEM Students

Here's what QU students say about STEM.

ESA/STEM Research

The Quincy University science faculty bring to their teaching extensive research backgrounds, and they look forward to offering additional opportunities and resources to their students.

ESA/STEM Success

These Success Stories are examples of students, mentors and partners who are part of the QU community and are interested in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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