Mississippi University for Women

Science Enrichment Program


Science Enrichment Program

The Science Enrichment Program (SEP) has been the result of several generous congressional grants received by the Department of Sciences and Mathematics at Mississippi University for Women (MUW) in Columbus, Mississippi.  The program has promoted the development of science and mathematics skills among K-12 teachers and students for a number of years.  Events have included workshop opportunities on varying science and mathematics topics at Plymouth Bluff Center and Parkinson Hall on the MUW campus, as well as on site delivery of science and mathematics lessons in local schools.

Unfortunately, as of September 1, 2013, the Science Enrichment Program’s grant funding has run out.  The fall semester will include finalizing grant reports and review and discussion of the effectiveness of program offerings.  Discussions within the Department of Sciences and Mathematics at MUW will address possibilities for continuing components from the Science Enrichment Program offerings in the future.

Please continue to use this webpage as a resource.

And please continue to check back for updates about possible SEP components again being available to students and teachers.

As always, thank you for your interest and participation in Science Enrichment Program activities.  Through the hard work of all involved and the eager participation of students and teachers we are very proud of the SEP body of work.

Most recent Science Enrichment Program funding sources:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration award #NA09SEC4690024; "Science Education on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway"; $374,625; ending date 8/31/2013

  • U.S. Department of Education award # U215K100067; "Science and Mathematics on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway"; $200,000; ending date 7/31/2013

Contact information:

Dr. Dorothy Kerzel· ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Dr. Dionne Fortenberry ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Department of Sciences and Mathematics

Mississippi University for Women
1100 College St. MUW-100
Columbus, MS 39701-5800
Phone: 662-329-7376
Fax: 662.329.7238