Mar 10 2009
Students accepted into the program will receive the following benefits:
Summer 2013: June 23 – July 12
- College Level Mathematics “boot camp” – Each participant will spend three hours in the morning (Monday through Friday) going over Advanced Algebra and Pre-Calculus mathematics in a blend of both traditional and non-traditional teaching methods. At the end of the three week course students should be able to go straight into either Pre-Calculus or Calculus I in the Fall semester with an enhanced chance of success. Participants will receive two credit hours of mathematics at BRCC.
- Hands-on Lab work – Each participant will spend three hours in the afternoon (Monday through Thursday) in the science lab on various activities. The students will spend one week on the campuses of Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and James Madison University working with their professors and upper level students in various laboratory experiments that are designed to emphasize the usefulness of the mathematics being taught, improve lab skills and to give participants more insight into what STEM professionals do in “real world” settings.
- Evening and Weekend Activities– Each participant will have the opportunity to be involved in various career enhancement and social activities in the evenings and on the weekends.
- Upon successful completion of the Summer Bridge program, each participant will receive an $800 stipend.
- Collaborative Learning Club (CLC)– Each participant will participate in a multi-tiered CLC. The students will take a STEM centered SDV 101 course at BRCC where we will focus on skills needed for STEM majors and possible career choices. BRCC participants will also get together with participants from the other three schools in various activities throughout the year.
- Outreach– Each participant will be exposed to STEM Career opportunities through professional mentoring, industry shadowing and internship opportunities as appropriate.
- Support Services– Each participant will have access to Peer Mentoring and tutoring opportunities.
- Upon successful completion of certain criteria, students will be eligible for a second $600 stipend.
- Students will continue to get together a few times during the spring semester and work on a project (yet to be determined). A $200 stipend will be provided at the end of the semester.