Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Students can earn college credit at summer STEM Academy

Area high school students can earn college credit during the STEM Academy this summer at Ohio University-Chillicothe. Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, in partnership with OU-C, is sponsoring the academy from June 18 to July 12, which will introduce rising junior and senior high school students to careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Eligible students must be juniors or seniors in fall 2012 who are ranked in the top 20 percent of their class and reside in Jackson, Pickaway, Pike and Ross counties. Students who are accepted into the program will be able to enroll in two college courses, for a total of eight quarter hours, at no cost to the student.

Application packets are available by contacting high school guidance counselors, the OU-C Recruiting Office at (740) 774-7721 or OU-C Resource Coordinator Joyce Atwood at (740) 774-7732.

Classes will be offered in “Introduction of Probability and Statistics,” and “Environmental Geography.” The classes meet from 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Monday through Thursday and are taught by OU-C faculty members Dywayne Nicely and Gary Haynes. A session will be held June 29 to explore STEM careers, and the students will tour the former Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon on June 6.

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