Foundations For STEM Success
Merrimack College has been awarded a major grant from the National Science Foundation to graduate more engineers and computer science majors.
Prospective Engineers and Computer Science majors, find out how this free program helps you become successful!
Studying engineering and computer science is demanding! Foundations for Stem Success is a program designed to help you to make it through your major and be successful in your career and life goals. It promotes your success as a young engineer or computer scientist.
What? - Our Program has the following proven effective initiatives :
1. Optional Living & Learning Community - Choose to live in a community where:
- you will be part our supportive environment living among other engineers and computer scientists;
- you will attend workshops and seminars, tutoring sessions specifically for you
- you will participate in professional skill building sessions and social activities.
2. A Gateway Course in Engineering or Computer Science
This is a first year course that includes:
- “Math for engineers” applying math to real-world problems;
- surviving as an engineering or computer science major;
- problem solving and mastery learning of basic pre-calculus principles;
- soft skills such as communication, leadership and team work.
· 3. A Peer and Faculty Mentoring Program which:
- assigns a peer mentor to help you to orient to the campus and its culture, provide tutoring and career preparation;
- provides workshops in time management, interviewing skills, working in teams, and formal tutoring in engineering and computer science topics;
- provides guest speakers from industry and field trips to professional venues and events
4. An Optional Summer Intensive Program which has three goals:
- to provide a math review to help with first year math placement
- to introduce you to your major via field trips, invited speakers, hands-on activities, student competitions
- to form a sense of community with your peers through lots of recreational and social events throughout the two weeks.
Interested in Becoming a peer mentor?
Please stop by Mendel 141 on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. for the information session.
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