What High School Students will do While on Morris College Campus:
1. Take 2-3 college courses which will count toward their major when they enroll in college in August.
2. Select a combination of 8-9 credit hours of the following courses:
· Biology 102 (4 hrs.)
· Intro. to Cybersecurity (3 hrs.)
· Freshman Seminar (1 hr.)
· English 103 (3 hrs.)
· MAT 103: College Algebra (3 hrs.)
3. Participate in study sessions daily to help them enhance their academic performance.
4. Participate in social activities during the week and the weekends.
· STEM majors with 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale, or 4.0 and higher on a 5-point scale.
· Enroll in STEM Program at Morris after completing Summer Program.
· Live in the College dormitory during summer school.
Summer School begins on June 5 and ends on July 20, 2023.
The Three major goals of this program are to:
1. Strengthen high school rising seniors and graduating seniors in Science and Mathematics during the summer and prepare them to enroll as STEM Majors at Morris College following their graduation from neighboring high schools in Sumter, Lee, and Clarendon counties.
2. Provide STEM Majors full scholarships during the academic year and fully-funded summer internships to conduct scientific research in collaborating HBCUs and major research institutions in the State and other regions of the country.
3. Expose STEM Majors to state-of-the-art technology by acquiring the latest computer technology equipment.
The impact of these three goals will help increase the number of STEM majors in the college, improve STEM degree completion rate in the STEM program, and ultimately increase the representation of members of under-represented minority group (African American Students) in the National STEM Workforce, thus providing additional skilled scientific talent that has not, heretofore, been fully recognized and utilized.
“Research transforms students from passive recipients of information to creators of knowledge”
Dr. Radman M. Ali