Leaders of the STEM Scholars program at the University of New Orleans aim to provide a head start for incoming freshmen in science, technology, engineering and math this fall.
This is the second year of the STEM Scholars program, which lasts for five days. It helps incoming freshmen to work ahead for their college-level science and math courses while also learning the best methods for taking notes, studying, and more skills that are useful with college academia.
“You’re going to have to learn in a different way than you’ve been learning,” Jerry Howard, professor of biological sciences, told the students during their first discussion of learning strategies, said.
Recent national statistics show that fewer than 40 percent of college students who want to study in the STEM field actually finish their degrees. The STEM Scholars program seeks to reduce these numbers, helping students to adjust to college life.
Last spring, UNO gained a 2.5 percent higher retention of STEM students, especially those who attended the STEM Scholars summer program last year. The program’s organizers intend to continue gathering data throughout the next five years. With this information, they will be able to measure and analyze the ways that the program has helped students gain an immersive college preview experience. They hope that the program will help the students improve their scores as they study in their fields.
Organizations in this story
Want to get notified whenever we write about University of New Orleans ?
Next time we write about University of New Orleans, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.Sign-up for Alerts
- BROWN UNIVERSITY: Summit explores ways to best meet mental health needs of Rhode Island college students
- CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond
- EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY: Kansas Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
- ADELPHI UNIVERSITY: Home Away From Home: Two International Students Share Their Stories
- AMERICAN UNIVERSITY: Interfaith Project Meeting to be Held January 1
- SAMFORD UNIVERSITY: Samford’s Beeson Divinity School to Host Conference on Racial Reconciliation with The Institute on Religion and Democracy
- Georgetown University has most student athletes in Washington, D.C.
- AARHUS UNIVERSITY: Aarhus University Hospital named Denmark's best hospital for the eleventh year running
- ADTALEM GLOBAL EDUCATION INC.: Adtalem Global Education Completes Divestitures of DeVry University and Carrington College
- Analysis: Which college golf program grossed the most in the U.S.