STEM Prep Summer Program
Deadline: August 2, 2019 or until filled
This is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focused program designed to prepare rising 11th and 12th graders (including Spring high school graduates who have not yet committed to a school for the Fall) and, current FT STEM students who are interested in transferring from a 2-yr degree institution and then pursuing bachelor’s degrees in a STEM discipline at a 4-yr college or university. Our funding agency, The National Science Foundation, provides support for this program for student populations defined as historically under-represented in STEM disciplines (URM STEM students). These include the following students: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.
The program will take place on Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th between the hours of 9:45 am and 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Participants will be required to attend all sessions, some of which include sessions on building a “manually powered” rocket, applying various STEM concepts, including collection of data for analysis; Water Analysis Lab, Python Technology Lab and Science Skills Lab Measuring Techniques; a visit to the Biotech lab of FT at Innovation Quarters and a tour of Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine; conversations with the Dean of College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education at WSSU and a WFBMC Professor of Orthopedic Surgery about applications of Physics, Engineering, and Technology. Finally, students will compete and see whose rocket can fly the farthest.
- Complete applicat There are parts for parent/guardian too. Be sure to:
- Fill in all current contact information.
- Ensure all signatures and initials are provided where requested, and boxes are appropriately checked.
- Apply digitally by clicking here for the STEM Prep Application Link
- Receive email confirmation from Forsyth Tech of your spot in the program within one week.
- If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email Tandeka Boko, NC STEM Alliance Advisor/Navigator at 336-734-7909 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This program is paid for by a grant from the National Science Foundation and other contributions from the Forsyth Tech Foundation. As such, spaces are limited and will be filled on a rolling basis until Aug 2nd. So, the sooner you apply, the better your chances of being able to participate.