Jackson State seeks applicants for college-prep program

Posted by Jean Gordon Cook

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Jackson State University Department of Mathematics is seeking applications from students in grades 7 through 10 for a two-year college preparation program focused on technology for the workforce in the 21st century. The year-round program, called “I-C-STEM in my future,” is funded by the National Science Foundation. It includes Saturday sessions during the school year and a residential summer camp.

The program aims to increase student knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, provide training and certification opportunities in information technology and acquaint parents with STEM careers.

Tuition, room, board, meals, books and supplies will be provided. Prospective students must be enrolled in a school in Jackson or within a 70-mile radius. Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 6. Interviews will be scheduled Sept. 8-14. To apply, download an application from: http://www.jsums.edu/icstem. For questions, contact your school counselor or Edna Holbrook in JSU’s Department of Mathematics at 601-979-5993 or edna.l.holbrook@jsums.edu.


4 thoughts on “Jackson State seeks applicants for college-prep program

  1. I think this is a great progam and a great opportunity for our students. However; I just wish the radius in which you are recieving your students would be wider. I wuld love for our students to participate in this program. It would be very beneficial for students in the school system that we are in, since the classes are being held on Saturdays and in the summer. Great program. We do have STEM in oour schools, but additional outside experience will help them even more. Maybe you may consider us.

  2. I am very happy to see that this concept is spreading. Years ago I was instrumental in establishing this program at Stanford University as a part the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Program in partnership with the University of California System. Later Atlanta University and Dr. Thomas Cole was the first to present this program to HBCU’s as the Saturday Science Academy. Need some good ideas. contact me

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