Preparing students for college-level STEM courses.
Supported by generous funding from the National Science Foundation, STEM Prep is an academic enrichment program for under-represented minority (URM) high school 11th and 12th graders that are interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This 8-week after-school program is held on Central Piedmont's Central Campus. Participants are enrolled in non-credit courses that provide them with project-based experiences in mathematics and their choice of science, technology or engineering. Upon completion of STEM Prep (video), students 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 their targeted STEM focus area