Frostburg State University recently received a $40,000 College Preparation Intervention Program award from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to provide information to second semester high school juniors and next fall’s seniors about the range of career options available through post-secondary education and prepare them to take college-level courses. This “Pathways to Success” Project will be done in collaboration with the Allegany County Board of Education and Allegany College of Maryland.
Participating students will have the opportunity to attend enrichment activities at FSU, including the Western Maryland Science and Engineering Festival, a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium and the FSU Undergraduate Majors Fair. A team of FSU faculty will conduct classroom and laboratory demonstrations at FSU to increase awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career options.
“Unfortunately, high school students are often unaware of the rich array of STEM careers available to them. This program will help address this issue,” said Dr. Joseph Hoffman, dean of FSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Additionally, a panel of FSU freshmen and staff members will visit the four Allegany county public high schools this spring and next fall to discuss career options as well as the resources needed to complete college admission and financial aid processes.
For more information, contact Dr. Cindy Herzog, associate dean of FSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at 301-687-4142.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
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