SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) has announced a new summer program that will allow incoming students a chance to get an early start on their college credits while also exploring the possibility of a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.
The STEM Starter Academy will allow participants to earn a $1,000 stipend; take free college courses including the College Success Seminar, Essentials of Engineering, and Math; participate in field trips; and learn from guest speakers and STEM experts currently working in the field.
To apply to the STEM Starter Academy, a student must be a Massachusetts high school graduate from the classes of 2012, 2013, or 2014; must submit an STCC admissions application for the fall 2014 semester and a STEM Starter Academy application; must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and have parental consent (for those younger than 18 years of age). The application deadline is May 9.
According to Dr. Robert Dickerman, STCC dean of the School of Math, Sciences, and Engineering Transfer, STEM graduates are in high demand. The STEM Starter Academy is an opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of the STEM field, learn about career possibilities, as well as earn college credit toward a future degree.
“The goal of the STEM Starter Academy is to get students interested in STEM careers,” Dickerman said. “Students may not always think a STEM degree is for them, but we want to show them there are a lot of places that degree can take them. Being a part of the STEM Starter Academy is a phenomenal opportunity for local students.”
For more information, contact Dickerman at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 755-4576 or to print an application, visit www.stcc.edu/STEMacademy