Pioneers is a living learning community bringing together the best and brightest students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.

USM Pioneers receive

  • undergraduate research opportunities 
  • opportunities for internships
  • living learning community environment
  • faculty and staff mentors

For more information contact Katherine Friedlander at

The USM Pioneers Program is empowering a new generation of scientists, information technology specialists, engineers, and mathematicians. Pioneers engage in advanced curriculum and highly innovative programming to maximize education growth.

By graduation, Pioneer scholars will have completed high-impact, experiential learning opportunities designed to deepen their knowledge in STEM and to prepare them for careers after graduation.

Interested in becoming a Pioneer?

Students wishing to become a USM Pioneer must rank the Pioneer Living Learning Community (LLC) on their housing application through the Office of Residential Life.   

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