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STEM Diversity & Outreach Office

The STEM Diversity and Outreach office aims to increase the participation of students underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) research fields. These students include female, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, African American, and persons with disabilities.

To accomplish our goal - emphasizing research career opportunities and fostering the ability of STEM students to contribute to fields of study while enhancing their skills - we apply the Scientific and Technical Human Capital Theory.  This approach emphasizes strategies that increase the attraction, retention and graduation of underrepresented populations by embracing their cultural diversity. 

We foster collaborative partnerships with industry stakeholders, national support groups, and engage the local and regional community in interactive programs serving to increase the success of underrepresented students in STEM fields. 

STEM Activities

 Congratulations 2019 Graduates!

 Student Achievements                                                                                  

Idaho Diversity Network article about Shannlyn Spotted Elk, an ISU student

 Scholarship Opportunities                                                                                                  

             Check out these scholarship opportunities for students who are not eligible for State Aid and Federal Financial Aid:

Golden Door Scholars

"Golden Door Scholars was founded in 2013 with the goal of promoting economic mobility for undocumented students...
Our scholars also have access to mentors, internships and other personal and professional growth opportunities."                                        

 IACAC (Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling)

This website hosts a College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students, a clearinghouse of links and information, including links to scholarship and financial aid prospects.

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)

MALDEF offers a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; and a Law School Scholarship Program for law students.




 Idaho National Laboratory Applications for Summer Internships are now open.

INL internships are about gaining experience - visit their INTERNSHIPS page for details.

Contact Sonia Martinez at ISU with questions - 208-282-1323.




Are you Looking for students to fill internships in STEM-related fields?

    Contact Office for Diversity & Outreach - we connect students with industry and community partners!



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Sonia Martinez


Office: STEM Diversity & Outreach Office

(208) 282-1323

Located in the Business & Technology Center

1651 Alvin Ricken Dr., Room 107D

or by appointment on main campus

Research Outreach & Compliance  (ROC)
Contact Our Office:
Deb Easterly
Assistant Vice President for
Research Outreach & Compliance
Ph: (208) 282-2618
Serving as ISU's
Research Integrity Officer
Export Control Officer   
 Physical Address:
Business and Technology Center
Building 86
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Room 107
Pocatello, ID 83201

Mailing Address:
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8286
Pocatello, ID 83209-8286