Drs. Eggleton, Ma, Madan, Topoleski, Gurganus, and Zhu joined 23 ME S-STEM scholars to have a virtual retreat today today via WebEx platform to introduce 5 new scholars and welcome back current scholars. All faculty mentors of the ME S-STEM scholarship program introduced themselves first. Dr. Zhu then gave a powerpoint presentation on the features of the scholarship program and expectations to the students. Drs. Ma and Madan presented a workshop on how to approach faculty for teaching and research, as well as seeking research opportunities on campus or in outside institutions. Later all faculty mentors stayed to answer several questions scholars had related to the program. We had a new normal of group photo!