STEM In Action Summer Bridge Program Gives Incoming Freshman an Early Boost at Central State

Central State University, Ohio’s 1890 Land-Grant University, rolls-out an all-inclusive, free STEM focused Summer Bridge Program developed to prepare high-performing incoming students to move more rapidly into college-level classes and prepare them for early success.

STEM In Action, an intensive five-week summer program, starting June 17, is limited to a select number of high achieving incoming freshman students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Agriculture (STEM-Ag) who have been admitted to Central State.

The program is designed to launch students into their first year at the University by helping them become familiar with campus resources, professors, other students and college life. “STEM In Action Summer Bridge program will give freshman students a head start at Central State University,” said Dr. Morakinyo Kuti, director of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research. 

Central State’s STEM In Action is a fast-paced and rigorous program; therefore, students should come prepared to engage with fellow students and faculty in an interactive environment.  Courses include Algebra, English, Chemistry, Biology and CSU’s First Year Seminar.  

In recent years, Central State has added new STEM program majors including a B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture and Agricultural Education.  The majors are wonderful complement to the Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Management and Mechanical Engineering programs. Central State offers freshman research assistant position in each of their STEM programs. 

Upon successful completion of the five-week program, students will receive a $12,000 two-year scholarship to cover tuition, housing and meals at the University. “This is a wonderful opportunity for students and their families to reduce debt while obtaining a college degree,” said Kuti. 

Applications are being accepted now.  For consideration, the student applicant must have committed to Central State University. Eligibility also includes a 3.0 high school GPA and a declared Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Agriculture major. Find more details and the STEM In Action Summer Bridge Program application online at Deadline is May 17 for consideration.   

About Central State University:

Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University with a 131-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University, which was named 2017 HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest, fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally.

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