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Aim High Science and Technology Program

 

Dr. Kara Ieva, Project Coordinator: aimhigh@rowan.edu; 856-256-4500 (Ext. 3827)
Rachel Sole, Senior Aim High Program Assistant: rasole10@gmail.com
Jenny Murphy, Junior Aim High Program Assistant: murphyje@rowan.edu
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Aim High Programs are comprehensive developmental summer programs designed to assist high school students who are first generation and/or low SES students in pursuing STEM majors. Both programs address three core elements: Personal/Social, Career, and Academic development as it relates to Career and College Readiness. Through courses in science and technology, service learning, leadership development, group counseling, workshops/ guest speakers, and various on and off-campus activities students were able to develop a satisfaction and understanding of life on campus, as well as, set personal and career/ college goals.

Senior Aim High completed its third year of implementation. This 4 –week residential program is designed for 40 rising high school seniors from the southern five counties. The program is funded by the Commission of Higher Education through a College Access Grant. The total awarded amount since 2011 is $691,625.

Program Dates
July 6, 2014-August 1, 2014
(Sunday-Friday)


Junior Aim High is in its second year of implementation. The program is designed for 25 rising junior high school students from Gloucester and Camden Counties. The program is funded by the AT&T Foundation since 2013 ($100,000). The focus of the academy is on robotics and computational skills.

Program Dates
July 7, 2014-July 24, 2014
(Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM-3:30 PM)

Goals for Aim High Students
1. Promote College and Career Readiness for First Generation and Low SES College Students
2. To Developmentally Expose and Transition students to a college setting academically, personally, and socially
3. To expose students to career fields and course work in science and technology.
4. To allow students to interact with new friends, undergraduate students, graduate counselors-in-training, and college faculty.