Ethical Leaders in STEM



Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ethical Leaders in STEM program is a yearlong leadership development opportunity for graduate students who will be in their 3rd or 4th years of study in academic year 2017-18. Each participant will engage in a self-identified leadership role on campus or in the community throughout the year of the program. Seminars will occur every three weeks for 3.5 hours, with a few all-day experiences. Participants will receive course credit, a certificate, and a $1400 stipend.


The goals of the program are three-fold: to provide an opportunity to become aware and further develop one’s leadership strengths, to provide an ethical foundation for decision-making, and to positively impact the community.


Our mission is to provide a framework for leadership development for graduate students as a supplement to their academic training. This will serve as a forum to practice and develop self-awareness, communication skills, and people and project management through small group and practical experiences.


Our vision is for graduate students to gain a better understanding of themselves, others, and the organizations in which they serve. As leaders in their fields, they will apply their training in a manner informed by the University’s core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission, and leadership in excellence.

Application Cycle

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Application packet due March 15
Applicants notified June 1
Begins September 1

Direct all queries to:
John Lubker
(574) 631-5778