IGNITE -STEM is available to 10-12th grade students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math, or other related fields. Students will be exposed to high-quality, specialized learning and hands-on experiences through Lipscomb University and community partners.



To be considered for admittance, students must fill out an application, submit a reference form from a current teacher, and have at least a 3.0 average.



  • Students must accumulate 10 credits of learning experiences during their time in IGNITE.
  • During the year-long program, students must have at least 5 different types of learning experiences.
  • Students must maintain a portfolio of their learning experiences and give a capstone presentation.


Examples of possible learning experiences for IGNITE-STEM

  • Workshops presented by Lipscomb University’s Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering
  • Hands-on lab experiences in many areas of technology
  • Field trips to see careers related to STEM
  • Roundtable discussions with students and professors in the STEM areas
  • Research activities that will teach the engineering design process
  • Films or movies and panel discussions to gain better understanding of STEM areas of study
  • Shadowing of professionals in STEM related jobs
  • Students may also submit their own ideas for learning experiences. These must be approved by the Director of the program.


Portfolio/ Capstone Presentation: Students are required to maintain a portfolio detailing their IGNITE experiences. Students will be required to give a capstone presentation at the year-end reception.


How do I apply for IGNITE? Please see the instructions posted at the bottom of the IGNITE homepage.