Science Park Student Will Graduate From Prestigious STEM Program

“This weekend, the Governor’s STEM Scholars will be graduating 95 of New Jersey’s most promising STEM students,” said Alise Roderer, director of the Governor’s STEM Scholars. “As a Governor’s STEM Scholar, Achunike Okafor received a comprehensive introduction to New Jersey’s STEM economy, highlighting some of the most innovative and exciting STEM organizations in the state through conferences, field trips, internship opportunities and a research project.”

Throughout the academic year, Achunike participated in four conferences highlighting New Jersey STEM opportunities in government, academia, industry and the upcoming commencement. Each scholar was led by a college-level team leader, mentored through professional STEM advisors, and produced a viable research project.

As a graduate of the Governor’s STEM Scholars, Achunike will have access to the Governor’s STEM Scholars alumni network of about 600 students. This will enable him to stay connected to STEM jobs and opportunities within the state.

“With more scientists and engineers per square mile than anywhere else around the globe, New Jersey has one of the country’s most highly educated workforces and is a national STEM research hub,” said Anthony Cicatiello, president of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. “By 2027, STEM jobs are projected to grow by nine percent in New Jersey. The Governor’s STEM Scholars introduces the state’s best and brightest STEM students to the STEM companies, professionals, research and opportunities available in the Garden State. Through the Governor’s STEM Scholars, we are ensuring our state’s talented students stay in New Jersey to fill these roles, securing our academic and workforce pipeline for the future.”

Applications for the 2022-23 Governor’s STEM Scholars program are still open through June 10. For more information, visit

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