Cambium: A STEM Scholars Community


Cambium: STEM Scholars Community will allow students in the Honors College who are majoring in science or engineering to live in a research-enriched environment. Members of this community will benefit from a small cohort of peers and faculty who are engaged in scientific inquiry at a Research 1 institution; with support from community partners: the Honors College, College of Engineering, and the College of Science.


Benefits of the Cambium Community

STEM Scholars will focus on building foundations of leadership and scholarship through the following:

  • Participate in a Cambium community exclusive course, ENGR 196A
  • Interact with Faculty Mentors
  • Participate in research lab tour rotations
  • Participate in fall and spring research seminar series
    • Creating Technical Presentations/Posters
    • Publishing Undergraduate Research
    • Team Science: Promoting Collaboration & Communications in the Lab
    • Research Experiences Beyond the UA


Timeline for the Year


  • Join a research lab or project team
  • Weekly lab meetings


  • Weekly lab meetings (continued)
  • Apply to Honors First Year Project
  • Create a research poster
  • Present at First Year Project showcase

How to Apply

  • Submit an online housing application
  • Pay the non-refundable housing application fee
  • Be admitted to the Honors College AND either the College of Engineering or the College of Science
  • The theme community application process, inside your housing application, opens in January. Space is limited. 
  • Complete the application and submit your resume and letter of interest here.
    • You will be notified if your application is accepted.


If you are in the College of Engineering but not in the Honors College, check out the Engineering Leadership Community.

NOTE: You must have a housing application on file to be considered for this community. For more information about living in this community, email

Contact Information

For more program information, contact:

Leslie Grignon

Coordinator, Recruitment