New STEM program may be new educational model

Bloomsburg University will be holding a new program for high school students in an effort to better educate local students and focus on keeping students with skills in engineering in the local area. Jim Hollister of Bloomsburg University explains the details, noting that the STEM magnet program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) will help to bring learning opportunities to high school students.

 

This program is open to students in the area who have demonstrated high level of math and science skills and would provide high schoolers with 30 college credits. This new STEM system is what Hollister is calling a model for the future. With rural areas, relying on bigger universities to host STEM programs, that students in cities have access to.

 

While the program will take place on Bloomsburg University’s campus, there has been a great deal of contribution to the curriculum from local engineering firms. The program has plans to grow to include health care and eventually other fields for students to explore.

 

While applications for the fall are currently closed check out  www.bloomu.edu/stem to find out more about this program, available to students in Bloomsburg, Central Columbia and Berwick Area high schools. (Jillian Lewis)