Morristown High School Senior Excels in Elite New Jersey STEM Program


Morristown High School Senior Catherine Gan Ung Completes Elite NJ Governor's STEM Scholars Program, Gaining Valuable Insight into State's STEM Opportunities.

Local student Catherine Gan Ung proudly graduated from the prestigious Governor's STEM Scholars program on April 29, 2023. As one of the 126 high-achieving New Jersey high school and college students, Gan Ung experienced a comprehensive exploration of the state's STEM economy through conferences, lab tours, master classes, and hands-on research.

The Governor's STEM Scholars program, a collaboration between the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the Governor's Office, the New Jersey Department of Education, the Secretary of Higher Education, and various public and private research companies, offers exceptional high school, college, and graduate students an in-depth introduction to New Jersey's thriving STEM economy.

Catherine Gan Ung, a senior at Morristown High School, engaged in four conferences throughout the academic year, showcasing New Jersey STEM opportunities in government, academia, and industry. She was guided by a college-level team leader, received mentorship from professional STEM advisors, and contributed to a valuable research project.

"Being a Governor's STEM Scholar has provided Catherine with a unique perspective on New Jersey's STEM economy and its abundant opportunities through conferences, field trips, and internship possibilities," said Alise Roderer, Director of the Governor's STEM Scholars.

Graduates of the Governor's STEM Scholars program will gain access to an alumni network of over 700 students, keeping them connected to STEM jobs and opportunities within the state.

Applications for the 2023-2024 Governor's STEM Scholars program remain open until June 9, 2023. For more information or to apply, visit

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