The University of West Georgia’s STEM Education Enhancement Plan is a multi-faceted plan funded by the University System of Georgia’s STEM III Initiative. The plan seeks improve performance and in STEM core courses, retain and graduate science and mathematics majors, and prepare and support P-12 STEM teachers in Georgia’s classrooms.

The components of the plan include (i) developing year-long STEM cohorts where incoming freshman STEM majors take courses together, (ii) using a variety of interventions to improve performance in core mathematics courses, (iii) supporting science and mathematics faculty using evidence-based teaching pedagogies in their classes, (iv) implementing an undergraduate research and mentoring program to improve student engagement in their chosen STEM field, and (v) implementing a tutoring program for students preparing for a career as P-12 STEM teachers.