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ASER-ECSU - Four Weeks Summer Bridge Program


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Academic Level:
High School Students

Description:
Evidence-based and piloted comprehensive academic program for three years at ECSU. The project has both a four-weeks-long, summer bridge component and a full academic year academic support.

Bridge program modules are well-structured, integrated and comprehensive that include discussions on scientific literacy, critical thinking & study skills with activities that promote cognitive processing of information and problem-solving strategies with the goal of strengthening independent learning. In addition, during the four weeks period, students will attend intensive classes in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and will be encouraged to attend first year orientation and will be trained in the various online learning platforms students encounter as first year students. Furthermore, given that they register for fall classes at ECSU, at the completion of the summer bridge program, each participant will receive a stipend of $1200.

Academic year support include five-hour-per-week tutorials and a tiered mentorship by undergraduate peers, graduate students and faculty. Regular workshops will be organized during the academic year to encourage and prepare students for summer research experience at ECSU and elsewhere, a key component of student preparedness for a career in the sciences but especially so to those who intend to join graduate programs.

Application to CASER-ECSU will be open to all minority STEM majors accepted as freshmen to join ECSU. For selection, applicant's self-reported commitment to a STEM career and supporting recommendations from high school teachers and counselors will be used.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Elizabeth City State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Chemistry
STEM Fields

Keywords:
STEM Education
Under-Represented Minorities

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Education


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