ERIC Number: EJ878309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Two Decades of Success: North Carolina State University's NC-MSEN Pre-College Program
Moore, Kay; Williams, Braska, Jr.
Metropolitan Universities, v19 n4 70-74 2008
For almost twenty-five years, North Carolina State University has helped to coordinate a state-wide Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program that serves disadvantaged youth in grades six through twelve. The university-school partnership includes middle school and high school academic enrichment in math, science, and communication through Saturday and summer academies that focus on STEM activities, an annual math/science statewide competition, and an annual awards program. The long-term results of the program are impressive: 99 percent of participating students go on to attend college, students maintain higher grade point averages and SAT scores than their peers, and two-thirds of the participants major in STEM or education in college.
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Disadvantaged Youth, College Preparation, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Weekend Programs
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)