Summer STEM Bridge program begins

Incoming freshman will have an opportunity to hone their academic skills in engineering, mathematics, English composition, and physics.  The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program began at Penn State Greater Allegheny on July 6, and runs through July 30.  Twenty-four openings were available to students who applied to the program by submitting essays about their academic and career goals and describing how participation in the program will benefit them.  During the four-week session, students stay on campus to experience firsthand the academic and social aspects of a Penn State education.

The cost of the program is $750, including room and board.  The cost of room and board, field trips, text books, extracurricular activities and faculty instruction was defrayed by two generous grants.  The largest grant was received from the Pittsburgh-based EQT Foundation; the second was received from the National Science Foundation.