Pierce College is helping students reach their goals and start rewarding careers in STEM fields, thanks to the new STEM Bound program. Launching summer quarter, the program is open to any student interested in pursuing a career in STEM fields.
Students admitted into the program will be part of a cohort, allowing them to take classes together to get to know each other and their professors. During summer quarter, students will enroll in the College Success (College 110) course. Throughout the quarter, they will also participate in a number of co-curricular activities, including field trips to local businesses such as Boeing.
STEM Bound students will continue on together in the fall, taking math, English and an elective course of their choice. During these quarters, students will continue participating in co-curricular activities that will link them to STEM professionals and gain hands-on experience through service-learning projects.
“This program is designed for students who have a strong interest in STEM fields,” said STEM Services Coordinator Abby Dowd. “But we are also targeting students who may have that interest, but who struggle in those classes. The cohort model, combined with close faculty participation, will provide students with the support they need to do well.
“Our goal for this program is to produce STEM professionals who are able to communicate about scientific ideas with others who may not have a background in STEM,” Dowd said.
Applications are being accepted now through June 14, and can be filled out by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/Pierce_STEM_Bound_Application.
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