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Academy of Math and Science

A Financial, Peer and Professional Support Program for Students Pursuing a STEM Degree

The Academy of Math and Science (AMS) offers:

  • Financial Support – All Academy of Math and Science students receive a $1,000 scholarship 
  • Peer Support – Through monthly cohort meetings students interact with other Normandale STEM students
  • Professional Support – Bi-monthly meeting with a dedicated academic advisor to discuss college, career and life

Contact Info

Maria ClarkAcademic Advisor/Program Coordinator
Office- C 1145

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Maria has been working in the Academy of Math and Science Program since 2010.  She has a background in elementary education, and has worked with students of all ages.  She has been a key component in helping the program continuously grow and improve through serving underrepresented students, recruitment, retention, curriculum creation and coordination, STEM speakers and company tours, transfer tours, providing on and off campus resources, database management, and program reports and grants, amongst other things.  

She provides academic, professional and personal support to all of her students and assists them in achieving their full potential and ultimately finding their dream career.  She has a passion for working individually with a diverse group of college students and looks forward to each and every new day.  Outside of work, Maria enjoys traveling, running, yoga, shopping, and living her life to the fullest with her husband and daughter, and their families and friends.

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We are looking for students who have an interest in STEM fields, particularly students who may need academic, social, developmental (in terms of student success) or modest financial support to succeed.

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" Joining AMS seemed like a great deal for me – something that could help guide me and give me the resources to pursue what I want. "

Oscar Nieto-Areliano, AMS Sutdent

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"I got into AMS and Maria [Clark] is awesome. She’s given me advice on how to transfer and what classes to take."

Laura Ximena Hernandez Cancelado, AMS Sutdent

Thank you to our current and past donors that make AMS scholarships possible:

  • The Donaldson Foundation
  • The Xcel Energy Foundation
  • Bloomington Noon Rotary Club
  • Robert V. and Julie A. Guelich
  • Peggy Rejto
  • Kathryn Wijesinghe
  • The Thomson Reuters Corporation

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