UH Hilo offers math and science “bridging” summer course

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Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is offering a four-week intensive summer math and science “bridging” course to assist students with their chances of success in entry-level college chemistry and math, courses that are often stumbling blocks for students in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and math. The course is taught by UH Hilo professors and also includes peer tutoring.

Classes are Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., from June 15 to July 10 on the UH Hilo main campus. There will also be three off-campus excursions so students can experience real-life applications of the course material. The course is free, and each student who completes the program can earn up to a $250 stipend. Incoming and continuing UH Hilo students are given priority for admission but high school seniors for the 2009-2010 school year may also apply.

The program is sponsored by the Keaholoa STEM Program, Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, Upward Bound and Islands of Opportunity Alliance-Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation programs. All are federally-funded programs with the goal of increasing the number of Hawaiʻi students, especially those from underrepresented minorities, who enter the STEM professions.

Visit the Keaholoa STEM Program online at http://www2.hawaii.edu/~keaholoa/ to download the application packet and recommendation forms. For more information, call the Keaholoa STEM Program at (808) 974-7648.


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