2018 Session in Review: Two Bills Cross the Finish Line, Cuts to Higher Education Restored, Bad Bills Blocked

Every legislative session, the ASUM legislative team advocates for the 75,000 students of the University of Missouri System at the Missouri State Capitol. We do this by writing legislation, testifying in committee hearings, and meeting one-on-one with every member of the Missouri General Assembly. This year, thanks to the dedication of our student leadership and our seven legislative interns from across the UM System, ASUM was able to pass several of its key legislative priorities into law. This required a coherent strategy, compromise, and building bipartisan coalitions. It also taught us a great deal about the intricacies of the legislative […]

ASUM reintroduces revised STEM Initiative

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative is an effort by the Associated Students’ to meet increasing demand for STEM graduates, to increase interest in STEM fields among tomorrow’s students, and make an education in these fields more accessible. Specifically, the STEM Initiative will do the following: Provide Missouri companies with an incentive to provide internships and employment to Missouri’s students and recent graduates. Provides scholarships to students who enroll in STEM degree programs or are currently studying in a STEM field. Increases youth experiential programs available to elementary and secondary students, to expose students to STEM fields outside […]