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 firstname.lastname@example.org.