Honeywell STEM Prep

STEM Prep is an academic enrichment program for underrepresented students who are rising 11th graders, rising 12th graders, and graduating 12th graders that are interested in pursuing associate degrees in one of the health sciences, engineering disciplines, or in Information Technology.

Supported by generous funding from Honeywell, this 4-week summer program is held on Central Piedmont's Central Campus.

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As a participant, you will enroll in non-credit, college-level courses that provide you with project-based experiences in mathematics and your choice of science, technology or engineering. When you finish STEM Prep, you will:

  • gain increased familiarity with current practices in STEM fields
  • illustrate preparedness for a successful transition into STEM studies at the college level
  • participate in a coordinated exploration of careers in your targeted STEM focus area

STEM Prep Eligibility

  • Rising 11th grader, rising 12th grader, and/or graduating 12th grader in STEM with an emphasis on underrepresented students
  • Interested in pursuing associate degrees in one of the health sciences, engineering disciplines or in Information Technology

STEM Prep Course Descriptions

  • Science

    Get introduced to biological concepts relevant to molecular biology. You will then use this knowledge, as well as the scientific method and critical thinking skills, to design an experiment where you will analyze a segment of your own DNA.

  • Technology

    Goal: get introduced to basic fundamentals of computer science and application development. Develop small applications using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Once you finish this course, you will have an understanding of basic programming design, debugging, sequence, selection, and repetition.

  • Engineering

    Learn how to design, build, and analyze projects using 21st century engineering strategies and technologies. Project experiences will include the use of tools such as, but not limited to, 3-D printers and CAD software.

  • Mathematics

    Participate in collaborative projects that relate to real-life applications of math concepts. In addition to participating in hands-on activities, you will be provided with a personalized math enrichment plan aimed at filling gaps in your mathematics foundation and positioning you for success in your future mathematics studies.

Honeywell Gives to Central Piedmont

Honeywell’s STEM Academy intends to increase the diversity of students studying in STEM programs at Central Piedmont, while simultaneously increasing the total number of students seeking degrees or  industry-recognized certifications that will lead to high-demand careers in the STEM fields.

Learn more about Honeywell's gift