The Mechanical Engineering S-STEM program held the S-STEM fall retreat for our new scholars and their mentors in the Department. The S-STEM scholars had the opportunity to meet their mentors and introduce themselves to each other. The Program Director, Dr. Liang Zhu, gave an overview of the program, including the special features of the scholarship program and expectations. Dr. Anne Spence and Dr. Charles Eggleton led discussions with the scholars on motivations for being interested in the mechanical engineering program, tutoring service, research experience activities, and departmental support for the scholarship program. Later, participants had lunch with each other and exchanged information for future contact. Group photo can be found here.