South Jersey high school students Aim High at Rowan University
Forty rising high school seniors from Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cape May and Cumberland counties who participated in Rowan University’s four-week residential Aim High Science and Technology Academy will demonstrate forensic technology and other topics on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center at Rowan University.
Aim High is a joint venture of Rowan University’s College of Education and Rowan’s Camden campus, a program that helps underserved students prepare for college and learn more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
The mission of the Academy is to expose students to activities that will broaden their appreciation and knowledge of STEM, in large part focusing on biology, forensic science and engineering. Additionally, the program helps prepare students for college via career exploration and leadership development activities. The Academy also offers a Parent Program to introduce families to the process of admissions, financial aid and scholarships in relation to higher education.
Throughout the program, students engaged in an array of activities that were designed to address three core elements for the future first-generation college students: 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 learn about campus life as well as set personal and career/college goals. They also earned college credit in human biology.
Begun in 2011, Aim High this year spun off a similar program, funded with a $50,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation, for 21 high school sophomores from 11 different high schools in Camden and Gloucester counties.
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